On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1927

  • May 2 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Frank–Starling law of the heart), dies at 61
  • May 5 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), dies at 84
  • May 9 Tommy Routledge, South African cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies at 60
  • May 11 Henry Martyn Robert, American soldier & parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • May 11 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • May 17 Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
  • May 18 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (Bath School disaster), commits suicide at 55
  • May 25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • May 28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
  • May 28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)