Famous People Who Died in May 1969

  • May 1 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen (1879-1969)

May 2 German diplomat and chancellor (1932), dies at 89

  • May 3 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, dies at 42
  • May 3 Karl Freund, German cinematographer and film director (Dracula, I love Lucy, The Mummy), dies at 79
  • May 3 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72
  • May 4 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (Out of the Flame), dies at 76
  • May 8 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist and director (U.S. National Museum), dies at 76
  • May 12 Martin Lamble, British folk-rock drummer (Fairport Convention, 1966-69), killed in a vehicle crash at 19
  • May 14 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • May 14 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)

Joe MaloneJoe Malone (1890-1969)

May 15 Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), dies at 79

  • May 16 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
  • May 17 Clarence "Pants" Rowland, American baseball manager (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox 1915-18) and MLB umpire (American League 1923-27), dies at 91
  • May 17 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
  • May 18 Ludwig Berger, German film director & cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • May 19 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, dies at 64
  • May 20 Fred Sherman, American actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64
  • May 20 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer at 69
  • May 23 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • May 23 Jimmy McHugh, American composer ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; "On the Sunny Side of the Street"; "I'm In The Mood For Love"), dies at 74
  • May 23 Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • May 24 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn; Little Orphan Annie), dies from cancer at 48
  • May 26 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • May 26 Kathryn Minner (née White), American character actress (Little Old Lady from Pasadena), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • May 26 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • May 27 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), dies of an intracranial hemorrhage at 43
  • May 28 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), dies at 71
  • May 30 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • May 30 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45