Famous Deaths In May - 31
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1916 Horace Hood, British spy (Battle of Jutland), dies in battle on May - 31.
1928 Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85 on May - 31.
1931 Death of Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866) on this day in history.
1942 Death of Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
1948 On this day in history jose Vianna da Motta, composer, dies at 80
1952 On May - 31 walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies
1955 Death of "Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500 on this day in history.
1957 On May - 31 death of leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
1960 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1961 On May - 31 death of walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)
1962 On May - 31 death of adolf Eichmann, war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
1963 On May - 31 carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63
1967 On this day in history death of billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)
1970 Death of Terry Sawchuk, hockey player (b. 1929) on this day in history.
1971 Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies on May - 31.
1972 On this day in history death of walter Freeman, American physician (b. 1895)
1973 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89 on May - 31.
1974 On May - 31 adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70
1976 On this day in history jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
1977 On this day in history death of william Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
1978 Death of József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925) on May - 31.
1979 Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies on May - 31.
1982 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86 on May - 31.
1986 On this day in history death of james Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1987 On this day in history dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
1989 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies on May - 31.
1991 On May - 31 angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
1992 On this day in history lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
1993 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69 on May - 31.
1994 On May - 31 doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies
1995 On this day in history tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59
1996 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1997 On May - 31 rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76