Famous Deaths in May 1994

  • May 1 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34
  • May 2 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • May 2 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero, dies at 75
  • May 3 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
  • May 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch MP (CDA), dies at 63
  • May 3 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • May 3 Richard Scarry, author/illustrator of children's books, dies at 74
  • May 4 Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59
  • May 5 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • May 5 Joe Layton, director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • May 6 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • May 6 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • May 6 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • May 6 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • May 6 Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
  • May 7 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • May 7 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • May 8 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • May 8 George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36
  • May 8 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • May 9 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)

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May 10 John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

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  • May 10 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • May 10 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • May 11 Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82
  • May 11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • May 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • May 11 Lewis B Puller, US writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48
  • May 11 Timothy Carey, dies of stroke at 64
  • May 12 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur, dies at 91
  • May 12 David Brooks, psychologist, dies at 91
  • May 12 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
  • May 12 John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • May 12 Erik Erikson, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis", dies at 91
  • May 13 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist, dies at 77
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • May 13 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • May 14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • May 15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • May 15 Gilbert Roland, Mexican/US actor (Armand in Camille), dies at 88
  • May 15 Ronnie Potsdammer, singer/song/text writer/programmer, dies at 71
  • May 15 Royal Dano, actor (Ghoulies 2), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 15 [Henry] John Baker, resistance fighter/journalist (Slogan), dies at 79
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies at 85
  • May 16 Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character on General Hospital, dies at 7
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/US actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 Alain Cuny, [RenĂ© X Marie], French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 17 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
  • May 17 Willian Noel Moffet, architect, dies at 82
  • May 19 Henry Morgan, TV panalist (To Tell the Truth), dies of cancer at 74

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May 19 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American 1st lady (1961-63), dies of cancer at 64

  • May 19 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer, dies at 82
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 20 Dallas Pratt, American collector (The American Museum in Britain), dies at 79
  • May 20 Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We Are Angels), dies at 83
  • May 20 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, dies at 79
  • May 21 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • May 21 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
  • May 21 Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies
  • May 21 John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
  • May 22 Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist, dies at 68
  • May 22 Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies
  • May 23 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • May 23 Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
  • May 23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (b. 1951)
  • May 24 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48
  • May 24 John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69
  • May 24 Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
  • May 24 Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96
  • May 25 Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
  • May 26 George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
  • May 26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • May 27 Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
  • May 27 Red Rodney, [Albino Red/The Red Arrow], bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
  • May 27 Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
  • May 28 Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
  • May 28 Rita Gillespie, tV Director, dies at 65
  • May 29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • May 29 Harry Levin, literary Scholar, dies at 81
  • May 29 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • May 29 Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
  • May 29 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
  • May 30 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th head of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture, dies at 94
  • May 30 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar, dies at 58
  • May 30 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85
  • May 30 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies
  • May 31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter, dies at 86
  • May 31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • May 31 Sidney Gilliat, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86