Famous Deaths in May 2000

  • May 1 Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 3 John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
  • May 5 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • May 6 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 8 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
  • May 8 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • May 8 Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)
  • May 10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • May 10 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • May 12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • May 14 Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
  • May 16 Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988)
  • May 17 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
  • May 18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • May 18 Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
  • May 19 Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • May 20 Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)
  • May 21 Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

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May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur), dies at 96

  • May 21 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
  • May 24 Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
  • May 27 Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)

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May 27 Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • May 27 Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
  • May 30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • May 31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)