Famous Deaths in May 1975

  • May 3 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78

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May 4 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • May 6 József Mindszenty [József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, dies at 83
  • May 8 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
  • May 9 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • May 11 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • May 13 Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69
  • May 14 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), dies at 97
  • May 16 Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
  • May 18 Leroy Anderson, American composer, dies at 66
  • May 20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • May 20 Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62
  • May 22 Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
  • May 22 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • May 23 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81

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May 27 Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • May 28 Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies
  • May 28 Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75
  • May 30 Michel Simon, actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80
  • May 30 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • May 30 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)