Famous Deaths in May 1992

  • May 1 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 2 Philip Dunne, screenwriter, dies of cancer at 84
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

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May 3 George Murphy, (Sen-R-Ca, 1965-71)/actor, dies of leukemia at 89

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
  • May 5 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75

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May 6 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • May 6 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1921)
  • May 8 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies
  • May 8 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, author (Fear on Java), dies
  • May 8 Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • May 10 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10 John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • May 10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 12 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
  • May 12 Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59
  • May 12 Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 13 Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • May 14 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43
  • May 15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • May 16 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
  • May 16 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • May 17 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • May 17 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17 Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • May 17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • May 18 Marshall Thompson, actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • May 18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • May 19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 22 Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909)
  • May 23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • May 25 Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
  • May 25 Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
  • May 25 Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 29 Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
  • May 29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 29 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • May 30 Daniel Addes, actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 30 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52