On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1935

  • May 1 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (Tour de France 1923), dies of a gunshot wound at 46
  • May 11 Edward Herbert Thompson, American archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78

Person of interestJózef Piłsudski

May 12 Józef Piłsudski, Father of the Second Polish Republic who served as its Chief of State (1918-22), Marshall of Poland and later its de facto leader (1926-35), dies at 67

Statesman and First Marshall Józef Piłsudski
Statesman and First Marshall
Józef Piłsudski

Person of interestMagnus Hirschfeld

May 14 Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and gay rights advocate, dies of a heart attack at 67

Physician and Gay Rights Advocate Magnus Hirschfeld
Physician and Gay Rights Advocate
Magnus Hirschfeld
  • May 15 Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878)
  • May 17 Paul Dukas, French composer, dies at 69
  • May 19 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

May 19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • May 20 Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer and detective writer, dies at 68
  • May 21 Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87

Person of interestJane Addams

May 21 Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • May 25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer, dies at 71
  • May 29 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • May 30 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49