Famous Deaths in May 1966

  • May 3 Wylie Watson, dies at 77
  • May 4 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
  • May 9 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
  • May 12 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
  • May 13 Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • May 14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • May 14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
  • May 16 Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
  • May 18 Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
  • May 19 Tortoise, reportedly given to Tonga's King by Captain James Cook in 1773, dies at around 193
  • May 21 Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
  • May 22 Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
  • May 23 Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
  • May 23 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902)

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May 24 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

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  • May 26 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
  • May 26 Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86