On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1950

  • May 6 Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
  • May 7 Bertha "Chippie" Hill, American blues and vaudeville singer (King Oliver's Jazz Band), struck and killed by a car in New York City at 45
  • May 8 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), dies at 80
  • May 8 Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
  • May 9 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist and engineer, dies at 66
  • May 10 John G Fletcher, American poet (Burning Mountain), dies
  • May 10 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist, dies at 66
  • May 17 Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
  • May 24 Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, British general, dies at 67
  • May 26 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies at 77
  • May 28 Vicente Sotto, Filipino politician and author (Sotto Law, Republic Act No. 53), dies at 73