On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1933

  • May 9 John Arthur Jarvis, English swimmer (Olympic gold 1,000m, 4,000m, water polo 1900), dies at 61
  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 15 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies from complications following surgery for gall stones at 54
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • May 25 James E. Kelly, American sculptor "Sculptor of American History", dies at 77

Jimmie Rodgers

May 26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, English cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888) and footballer, dies at 71