Famous Deaths in May 1977

  • May 5 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
  • May 7 Irwin Fischer, composer, dies at 73
  • May 9 James Jones, US writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
  • May 9 Walter Kraft, composer, dies at 71

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May 10 Joan Crawford, actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 72

Actress Joan Crawford
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  • May 22 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
  • May 22 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80
  • May 25 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  • May 26 Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
  • May 26 William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
  • May 28 Jiri Reinberger, composer, dies at 63
  • May 29 Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  • May 30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • May 30 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
  • May 31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)