On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1915

  • May 2 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist, first woman to be awarded a doctorate in chemistry in Germany, dies at 44
  • May 7 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37
  • May 7 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • May 7 Charles Frohman, American theatre producer (Peter Pan) dies aboard RMS Lusitania at 58
  • May 8 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 African American Methodist Bishop and 1st African American army chaplain, dies at 82
  • May 9 Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), dies of gunshot wounds at 28
  • May 9 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), dies on the Western Front at 31
  • May 10 Albert Weisgerber, German painter and graphic artist, dies in battle at 37
  • May 19 John Simpson Kirkpatrick stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during World War I (b. 1892)
  • May 19 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69
  • May 21 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875)