On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1941

  • May 1 John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
  • May 5 Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
  • May 7 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist, dies
  • May 7 Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  • May 8 Heinrich Zöllner, German composer, dies at 86
  • May 12 Ruth Stonehouse, silent film actress and director, dies at 48
  • May 23 Herbert Austin, English automobile designer and builder (founder of Austin Motor Company), dies at 74
  • May 23 Slavko Osterc, Slovenian composer, dies at 45
  • May 24 Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle
  • May 27 AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
  • May 30 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, last absolute king of Siam (1925–35), dies at 47