On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1890

  • May 6 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • May 7 James Nasmyth, Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam hammer, dies at 81
  • May 19 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • May 28 Viktor Nessler, Alsatian composer, dies at 49