Famous Deaths in May 1890

  • May 6 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • May 7 James Nasmyth, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer, dies at 81
  • May 19 Gus Kempis, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • May 28 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49