Famous Deaths in May 2006

  • May 1 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • May 1 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • May 1 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • May 2 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • May 3 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
  • May 3 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • May 3 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
  • May 5 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • May 6 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
  • May 6 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)
  • May 6 Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
  • May 6 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • May 7 Richard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)
  • May 7 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • May 7 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • May 8 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (b. 1938)
  • May 10 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  • May 10 A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
  • May 10 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • May 10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • May 11 Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • May 11 Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)
  • May 12 Gillespie V. Montgomery, former U.S. representative from Mississippi (b. 1920)
  • May 13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • May 13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
  • May 14 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • May 14 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)
  • May 14 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • May 17 Eric Forth, British Member of Parliament (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • May 18 Andrew Martinez, U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy" (b. 1972)
  • May 19 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
  • May 21 Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
  • May 21 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909)
  • May 21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)
  • May 21 Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • May 22 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization (b. 1945)
  • May 22 Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • May 23 Clifford Antone, American businessman (b. 1949)
  • May 23 Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • May 23 Frits Bernard, American activist (b. 1920)
  • May 23 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • May 24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • May 24 Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
  • May 25 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
  • May 26 Édouard Michelin, CEO of tire manufacturer Michelin (b. 1963)
  • May 26 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
  • May 27 Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
  • May 27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • May 27 Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • May 27 Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
  • May 27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • May 28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • May 29 Steve Mizerak, American pool player (b. 1944)
  • May 29 Jacques Bouchard, Quebec advertising executive (b. 1930)
  • May 30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • May 30 Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)
  • May 30 David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
  • May 31 Ryan Bennett, broadcast commentator (b. 1970)
  • May 31 Miguel Berrocal, sculptor (b. 1933)
  • May 31 Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • May 31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)