Famous Deaths in May 1987

  • May 3 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • May 3 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], Egyptian-born Italian French singer, commits suicide at 54
  • May 4 Cathryn Damon, actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), dies at 56
  • May 4 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer, dies at 59
  • May 4 Paul Butterfield, singer/harmonica player, dies of drug abuse at 44

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May 6 William J Casey, director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • May 7 Colin Blakely, dies at 56
  • May 8 Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
  • May 8 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
  • May 9 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian statesman and nationalist, dies at 78
  • May 12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist/drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • May 14 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
  • May 15 John Baur, museum director, dies at 78
  • May 15 Wynne Gibson, actor (Night After Night, Aggie Appleby), dies
  • May 17 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88
  • May 18 Wilbur J Cohen, American social security expert, worked on the New Deal, dies at 73
  • May 19 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71
  • May 19 James Tiptree, Jr, American author (b. 1915)
  • May 21 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
  • May 22 Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65
  • May 23 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
  • May 24 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
  • May 27 John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • May 28 Charles Ludlam, actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
  • May 29 Alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
  • May 30 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks), dies at 94
  • May 30 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • May 31 Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies