On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1993

  • May 1 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
  • May 1 Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
  • May 2 Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
  • May 2 Will Weng, Sunday Times crossword puzzle editor (1968-78), dies at 86
  • May 5 Balak Brahmachari [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
  • May 5 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • May 5 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
  • May 5 Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, dies at 88
  • May 5 Dick Metz, American golfer (US Open 1938 runner-up; 10 PGA Tour titles), dies at 84
  • May 6 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • May 6 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • May 8 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • May 9 Freya Stark, English author, dies at 61
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98

  • May 9 Penelope Gilliatt, British author, dies at 61
  • May 12 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 72
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • May 14 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
  • May 14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • May 15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • May 16 Marv Johnson, American soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • May 16 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), dies at 41
  • May 18 Heinrich Albertz, German theologist & mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
  • May 18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect & writer, dies at 67
  • May 19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • May 19 Richard Murphy, director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
  • May 19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • May 19 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • May 20 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
  • May 21 John Frost, English soldier who led the defence of Arnhem Bridge during Operation Market Garden, dies at 80
  • May 21 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), dies at 65
  • May 22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100 (b. 1892)
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77

  • May 24 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • May 25 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), dies following a stroke at 78
  • May 26 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • May 26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • May 26 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • May 27 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
  • May 27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • May 28 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • May 28 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss), dies at 67
  • May 29 Billy Conn, American boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75
  • May 29 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • May 30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), dies at 79
  • May 30 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), dies at 88
  • May 31 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • May 31 Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog