Famous Deaths on May 10

  • 238 Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus, the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murdered
  • 995 Boudouin, bishop of Utrecht
  • 1034 Mieszko II, King of Poland (1025-34), dies
  • 1290 Duke Rudolph II of Austria (b. 1271)
  • 1424 Go-Kameyama, Emperor of Japan
  • 1493 Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • 1521 Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • 1566 Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist, dies at 65
  • 1569 Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • 1637 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37
  • 1641 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  • 1653 John Bicker, ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61
  • 1657 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (b. 1592)
  • 1691 Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • 1696 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (b. 1645)
  • 1710 Georg Dietrich Leiding, composer, dies at 46
  • 1717 John Hathorne, American magistrate (b. 1641)
  • 1726 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
  • 1733 Barton Booth, English actor (b. 1681)
  • 1737 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  • 1760 Johann Christoph Graupner, composer, dies at 77
  • 1764 Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies
  • 1770 Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61
  • 1774 Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64
  • 1785 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36
  • 1787 William Watson, English physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1789 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer, dies at 72
  • 1792 John Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress
  • 1794 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France, beheaded at 30
  • 1798 George Vancouver, British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40
  • 1807 Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (b. 1725)

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1818 Paul Revere, American patriot, dies

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere
  • 1820 Matthaus Stegmayer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1826 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer, dies at 86
  • 1829 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • 1833 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • 1849 Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, dies at 89
  • 1859 John Archduke of Austria, dies

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1863 Thomas Jackson, ["Stonewall"], Confederate general (Civil War), dies at 39

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1864 James Clay Rice, lawyer/Union brig-general, dies in battle at 34
  • 1864 Thomas Greeley Stevenson, Union brig-general, dies at about 27
  • 1868 Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
  • 1869 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, composer, dies at 66
  • 1880 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1885 Edward Stephen, composer, dies at 62
  • 1885 Ferdinand Hiller, composer, dies at 73
  • 1889 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  • 1897 William Thomas Best, composer, dies at 70
  • 1897 Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)

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1904 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1909 Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies
  • 1910 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • 1910 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • 1915 Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist, dies in battle
  • 1920 John Wesley Hyatt, inventor/plastics pioneer, dies
  • 1923 Vaslav Vorovsky, Russian delegate, assassinated
  • 1924 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58
  • 1937 William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (b. 1876)
  • 1938 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
  • 1940 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56
  • 1942 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1943 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1945 Richard Glücks, German SS officer (b. 1889)
  • 1950 John G Fletcher, US poet (Burning Mountain), dies
  • 1950 Belle da Costa Greene, librarian, bibliographer, archivist (b. 1883)
  • 1954 George Hirst, cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies

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1955 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1955 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (b. 1865)
  • 1960 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
  • 1963 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 1964 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • 1964 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • 1964 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • 1965 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
  • 1967 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • 1968 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • 1968 Philippa Bevans, dies at 55
  • 1968 Scotty Beckett, dies at 38
  • 1971 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, dies at 79
  • 1971 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer, dies at 75
  • 1973 Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian, dies at 62
  • 1973 Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1974 Hal Mohr, Cinematographer, Husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
  • 1976 George Curzon, dies at 77
  • 1976 Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888)
  • 1977 Joan Crawford, actress (Mildred Pierce), dies at 72
  • 1979 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies
  • 1979 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67
  • 1982 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French designer, dies
  • 1982 Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • 1983 John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
  • 1984 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • 1984 Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
  • 1988 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), dies at 85
  • 1989 Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
  • 1990 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1990 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1991 Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • 1992 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1992 John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
  • 1992 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • 1992 Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992 Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74

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1994 John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1994 Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
  • 1994 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
  • 1995 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • 1995 Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
  • 1995 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Joanie Weston, roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61
  • 1999 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000 Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
  • 2001 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Lynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2002 Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  • 2005 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • 2006 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  • 2006 A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • 2006 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), dies at 71
  • 2008 Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
  • 2010 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • 2012 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
  • 2012 Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89