Famous Deaths in May 1889

  • May 9 William S. Harney, U.S. general (b. 1800)
  • May 10 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  • May 14 Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)
  • May 15 Alfred Potocki, premier Austrian/governor/viceroy of Galicia, dies
  • May 17 William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies
  • May 18 Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress (b. 1823)
  • May 28 Willem M d'Ablaing, lawyer, dies at 37