Famous Deaths in May 1968

  • May 1 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • May 1 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b.1895)
  • May 2 Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69
  • May 3 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86
  • May 5 Albert Dekker, dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • May 7 Lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41
  • May 9 Finlay Currie, dies at 90
  • May 9 Harold Gray, US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
  • May 9 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • May 9 Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58
  • May 9 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • May 10 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • May 10 Philippa Bevans, dies at 55
  • May 10 Scotty Beckett, dies at 38
  • May 14 Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86
  • May 20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • May 20 Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
  • May 21 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
  • May 23 James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
  • May 23 Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
  • May 24 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
  • May 25 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
  • May 26 William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
  • May 27 Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
  • May 28 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (b. 1908)