Deaths in History in May 1983

  • May 2 Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies
  • May 3 Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
  • May 5 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (b. 1901)
  • May 7 Peter Edel, writer, dies
  • May 10 John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
  • May 11 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
  • May 14 Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/President of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
  • May 14 Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  • May 19 Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
  • May 21 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903)
  • May 23 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • May 25 Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
  • May 28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • May 29 Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
  • May 30 Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84