Famous Deaths in May 1953

  • May 4 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
  • May 4 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85
  • May 7 Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies
  • May 11 Jean Adair, dies at 80
  • May 14 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59

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May 16 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, dies at 43

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • May 17 Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Tom Killick, cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies
  • May 19 Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), dies at 79
  • May 22 Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • May 27 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)
  • May 28 Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)
  • May 29 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  • May 30 George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
  • May 30 Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)