Famous Deaths In May - 16
Thursday, 09 July 2020
1920 Death of Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824) on this day in history.
1926 Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies on this day in history.
1928 Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies on this day in history.
1929 On this day in history lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
1932 On May - 16 death of ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered
1938 Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies on May - 16.
1942 On May - 16 bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies
1943 On May - 16 death of alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
1944 George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78 on May - 16.
1947 On May - 16 death of frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
1949 William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies on May - 16.
1952 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v S Afr 1892), dies on May - 16.
1953 On this day in history death of django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
1954 Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1955 James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY on May - 16.
1956 On this day in history death of h. B. Reese, American founder of Reese's (b. 1876)
1957 Death of Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903) on May - 16.
1958 On May - 16 jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
1959 Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history death of george A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)
1966 On this day in history death of randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
1969 On this day in history johnny Jordan, cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
1972 Maxime Dumoulin, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1975 On May - 16 death of michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
1979 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1981 Death of Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922) on May - 16.
1983 Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52 on May - 16.
1984 On May - 16 andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
1985 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82 on May - 16.
1988 On this day in history kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42
1989 On May - 16 death of hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered
1990 On May - 16 death of dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian
1991 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies on May - 16.
1992 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53 on May - 16.