Famous Deaths in May 1964

  • May 2 Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
  • May 3 Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
  • May 6 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
  • May 10 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • May 10 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • May 10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • May 15 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
  • May 15 Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
  • May 17 Otto V Kuusinen, President of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
  • May 21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • May 25 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92

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May 27 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, dies of an assumed heart attack at 74

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • May 28 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • May 30 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)