Famous Deaths in May 1951

  • May 5 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

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May 5 Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • May 6 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 7 Warner Baxter, dies at 62
  • May 9 Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12 Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 17 Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  • May 26 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27 Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
  • May 29 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 29 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29 Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • May 30 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64