Famous Deaths in May 1998

  • May 1 Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
  • May 2 Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
  • May 2 Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
  • May 2 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • May 2 Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
  • May 7 Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • May 7 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • May 8 Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912)
  • May 9 Alice Faye, American actress (Barricade), dies of stomach cancer at 83
  • May 12 Hermann Lenz, German writer Swabian Chronicles), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

MurderMurder of Interest

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

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