Famous Deaths in May 1969

  • May 1 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
  • May 1 George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1924), dies
  • May 2 Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
  • May 3 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • May 3 Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
  • May 4 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
  • May 5 Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57
  • May 8 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892)
  • May 14 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • May 14 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)

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May 15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

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  • May 16 Johnny Jordan, cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
  • May 17 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
  • May 18 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • May 19 Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
  • May 20 Fred Sherman, actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64
  • May 20 Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer, at 69
  • May 23 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
  • May 23 Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • May 23 Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
  • May 24 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
  • May 26 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
  • May 26 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • May 26 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • May 27 Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
  • May 28 Rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71
  • May 30 Gaston Brenta, composer, dies at 66
  • May 30 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45