Today in History, English
Today in History, English

51948May.05Death1962 – Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (b. 1889)
51949May.05Death1965 – Nikos Gounaris, Greek tenor and composer (b. 1915)
51950May.05Death1965 – John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)
51951May.05Death1971 – Violet Jessop, Argentinean-English nurse (b. 1887)
51952May.05Death1973 – Zekai Özger, Turkish poet and academic (b. 1948)
51953May.05Death1977 – Ludwig Erhard, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
51954May.05Death1981 – Bobby Sands, Irish soldier and politician (b. 1954)
51955May.05Death1983 – Horst Schumann, German physician (b. 1901)
51956May.05Death1983 – John Williams, English-American actor (b. 1903)
51957May.05Death1985 – Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
51958May.05Death1988 – Michael Shaara, American author and academic (b. 1928)
51959May.05Death1992 – Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (b. 1927)
51960May.05Death1994 – Mário Quintana, Brazilian poet and translator (b. 1906)
51931May.05Death1833 – Sophia Campbell, English-Australian painter (b. 1777)
51932May.05Death1855 – Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (b. 1786)
51933May.05Death1859 – Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (b. 1805)
51934May.05Death1860 – Jean-Charles Prince, Canadian bishop (b. 1804)
51935May.05Death1892 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (b. 1818)
51936May.05Death1896 – Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
51937May.05Death1907 – Şeker Ahmed Pasha, Turkish soldier and painter (b. 1841)
51938May.05Death1916 – John MacBride, Irish soldier (b. 1865)
51939May.05Death1916 – Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (b. 1866)
51940May.05Death1921 – Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian journalist and publicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
51941May.05Death1924 – A. Sabapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1853)
51942May.05Death1931 – Glen Kidston, English pilot and race car driver (b. 1899)
51943May.05Death1939 – Clara Schønfeld, Danish actress (b. 1856)
51944May.05Death1942 – Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
51945May.05Death1944 – Bertha Benz German wife of Karl Benz (b. 1849)
51946May.05Death1947 – Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1917)
51947May.05Death1959 – Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)

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