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

Józef 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

  • May 15 Kazimir Malevich, Polish-Ukrainian avant-garde painter, diesof cancer at 56
  • May 17 Paul Dukas, French composer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), dies at 69
  • May 19 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, German-American violinist and composer, dies at 74

T. 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

  • May 20 Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer and detective writer, dies at 68
  • May 21 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist and geneticist who rediscovered Mendel's theory of heredity and for his work on genes (The Mutation Theory), dies at 87

Jane Addams

May 21 Jane Addams, American pacifist, social activist, feminist, author, co-founder of ACLU (Nobel Prize for Peace, 1931), dies at 65 [1]

  • May 25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer, dies at 71
  • May 29 Josef Suk, Czech violinist (Bohemian String Quartet, 1891-1933), composer (Asrael Symphony; Ripening; Serenade for Strings), and educator, dies at 61
  • May 30 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49