On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1936

  • May 6 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • May 8 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies at 55
  • May 9 François Conrad Schlumberger, French physicist, dies at 57
  • May 14 Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby, English Fieldmarshal, General in Egypt during WWI, dies at 74
  • May 14 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, dies at 71
  • May 17 Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)
  • May 18 Alexander "Alick" Maclean, British composer and conductor (Scarborough Spa Orchestra, 1912-35), dies at 63
  • May 25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92