Famous Deaths in May 1959

  • May 1 Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies

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May 5 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), dies at 80

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • May 8 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
  • May 14 Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
  • May 15 Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56
  • May 16 Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69
  • May 16 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
  • May 20 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60

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May 24 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles
  • May 26 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
  • May 26 Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
  • May 28 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • May 30 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85