Famous Deaths in May 1970

  • May 1 Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)
  • May 3 Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
  • May 4 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
  • May 4 William Schroeder (b. 1950)
  • May 7 Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
  • May 9 Percy Brier, Australian composer, dies at 84
  • May 9 Walter P Reuther, US worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies
  • May 9 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
  • May 11 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)

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May 12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • May 12 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
  • May 14 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • May 17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
  • May 19 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), dies at 64
  • May 21 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • May 21 E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
  • May 22 Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
  • May 23 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
  • May 27 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
  • May 29 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • May 29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34

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May 31 Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk