Famous Deaths in May 1976

  • May 1 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • May 1 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • May 1 T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
  • May 3 David Bruce, dies at 62
  • May 3 Ernie Nevers, college fullback (Stanford), dies at 72
  • May 5 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • May 6 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
  • May 8 Alan Baxter, dies at 67
  • May 8 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
  • May 9 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • May 9 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
  • May 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • May 10 George Curzon, dies at 77
  • May 10 Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888)
  • May 11 Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
  • May 11 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
  • May 11 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
  • May 14 Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
  • May 15 Samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88
  • May 20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1911)
  • May 20 Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan politician, member of the Christian-Democrat party, and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz "disappeared"
  • May 21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
  • May 24 Henk Lankhorst [Hendrik Johannes Lankhorst], Dutch politician (PSP), dies at 62
  • May 24 Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
  • May 26 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
  • May 26 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • May 27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
  • May 28 Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922)
  • May 30 Max Carey, American baseball player, dies at 86
  • May 31 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
  • May 31 Martha Mitchell wife of former Att Gen John Mitchell, dies in NY at 57