Famous Deaths in May 1998

  • 1st Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
  • 2nd Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2nd Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
  • 2nd Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 2nd Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
  • 7th Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • 7th Eddie Rabbitt, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 8th Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912)
  • 9th Alice Faye, American actress (Barricade), dies of stomach cancer at 83

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14th Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82

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  • 14th Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890)
  • 15th Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • 19th Sōsuke Uno, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)
  • 22nd José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
  • 26th Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73

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28th Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 29th Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)
  • 31st Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)