Famous Deaths in May 1947

  • May 1 Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed
  • May 2 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
  • May 5 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
  • May 8 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858)
  • May 11 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62
  • May 14 John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
  • May 16 Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
  • May 17 George William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
  • May 23 C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
  • May 27 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • May 28 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
  • May 30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • May 30 Georg von Trapp, Austrian WW I submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, dies at 67
  • May 31 Adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
  • May 31 Henri Casadesus, French violist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 67