Famous Deaths in May 1962

  • May 5 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
  • May 7 Jimmy Conlin, dies at 77
  • May 11 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), dies at 83
  • May 12 Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
  • May 13 Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60
  • May 13 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, dies at 51
  • May 13 H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)
  • May 14 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • May 19 Gabriele M√ľnter, German expressionist painter
  • May 31 Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
  • May 31 Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
  • May 31 Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)