Famous Deaths in May 1973

  • May 2 Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61
  • May 4 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • May 6 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • May 8 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • May 10 Jack E Leonard, American comedian, dies at 62
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • May 11 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
  • May 12 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • May 14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • May 15 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
  • May 17 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, dies at 91

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May 18 Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • May 20 Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • May 21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 21 George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • May 21 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
  • May 23 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
  • May 26 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • May 29 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • May 31 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89