Famous Deaths in May 1995

  • May 2 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • May 3 Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
  • May 4 Lewis T Preston, American banker (President of the World Bank 1991-95), dies at 68
  • May 4 Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
  • May 5 Anthony Wagner, genealogist, dies at 86
  • May 5 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, judge, dies at 89
  • May 5 James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
  • May 5 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer (float glass), dies at 75
  • May 5 Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies
  • May 5 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • May 6 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to Port throne, dies at 88
  • May 6 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • May 6 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 6 Hilda Toledano (b. 1907)
  • May 7 Ernest H Martin, impressario, dies at 75
  • May 7 Lawrence Josset, engraver, dies at 84
  • May 7 Maria Luisa Bemberg, fil maker, dies at 73
  • May 7 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • May 8 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
  • May 8 Jerry Zipkin, socialite, dies at 80
  • May 8 Prem Bhatia, journalist, dies at 83
  • May 8 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • May 9 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
  • May 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher, dies at 74
  • May 9 Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • May 10 Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
  • May 10 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • May 11 David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62
  • May 11 William John Phillips, British actor (Nothing but a Man, Z-Cars), dies at 80
  • May 11 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • May 12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • May 12 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71
  • May 12 Reza Abdoh, theatre Director, dies at 32
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 14 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
  • May 14 Christian B. Anfinsen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • May 15 Edouard Dermit, actor (Testament of Orpheus), dies at 69
  • May 15 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • May 15 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • May 15 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 16 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, dies at 82
  • May 17 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), dies at 91

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May 18 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

  • May 18 Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
  • May 18 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), dies at 95

  • May 19 Robert S. Dietz, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, dies at 80
  • May 21 Kieron Walsh, academic, dies at 46
  • May 21 Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
  • May 21 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68
  • May 22 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), dies at 83

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May 24 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • May 24 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • May 25 Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68
  • May 25 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
  • May 26 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • May 26 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • May 26 Severn Darden, American actor (Second City), dies at 65
  • May 27 C W Stubblefield, music promoter, dies at 64
  • May 27 Ulysses Simpson Kay, US composer, dies at 78
  • May 28 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • May 28 Henning Kronstam, dancer, dies at 60
  • May 28 Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Margaret Chase Smith, 1st woman Rep & Sen (R-Me), dies at 97
  • May 30 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • May 30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • May 30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82
  • May 30 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87
  • May 30 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)
  • May 31 Tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59
  • May 31 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, dies at 87