Famous Deaths In May - 26
Monday, 29 May 2023
1905 On this day in history alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
1907 On this day in history death of ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69 on May - 26.
1912 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1924 On May - 26 johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67
1926 Death of S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard on this day in history.
1933 Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35 on this day in history.
1939 Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74 on May - 26.
1943 Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1944 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for S Africa), dies on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
1948 Death of Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886) on May - 26.
1950 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
1952 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55 on May - 26.
1954 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74 on May - 26.
1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1959 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1966 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 on May - 26.
1967 On May - 26 antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
1968 On May - 26 william E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1969 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77 on May - 26.
1971 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1973 Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1974 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
1977 On May - 26 jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1978 Death of Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887) on May - 26.
1979 George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75 on May - 26.
1989 On this day in history death of don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
1991 On this day in history tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
1992 On May - 26 danny Biasone, basketball innovator (24-second clock), dies at 83
1993 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91 on this day in history.
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