On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1911

  • May 18 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer & conductor (Children's Death Songs), dies of heart disease at 50
  • May 20 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies at 69
  • May 21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

May 29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • May 30 Milton Bradley, American business magnate and game manufacturer, dies at 74