On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 2003

  • May 1 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • May 1 Wim van Est, Dutch road cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), dies at 80
  • May 3 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), dies at 70
  • May 5 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • May 5 David Lewin, American composer, dies at 69
  • May 6 Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 9 Russell B. Long, American politician (Sen-D-LA, 1948-86), dies at 84
  • May 10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, dies at 66
  • May 11 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), dies at 57
  • May 11 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), dies at 88
  • May 12 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
  • May 12 Michael Richardson, British investment banker and advisor to Margaret Thatcher known as "Mr Privatisation", dies at 78
NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • May 14 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • May 14 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • May 14 William Jackson [Pepper LaBeija], American drag queen and fashion designer, dies of a heart attack at 54

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

May 15 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • May 15 George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)
  • May 16 Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
  • May 18 Anna Santisteban, Puerto Rican beauty contest organizer, dies at 89
  • May 18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader, dies at 42
  • May 21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • May 21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, dies at 74
  • May 22 Ousmane Zongo, Burkinab√© shooting victim
  • May 23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • May 23 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
  • May 24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • May 25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
  • May 26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • May 26 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), dies at 75
  • May 27 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), dies at 77
  • May 28 Janet Collins, American ballerina, choreographer, and teacher, dies at 86
  • May 28 Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 28 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90
  • May 28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • May 29 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer, dies at 30
  • May 30 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)