Deaths in History in May 1947

  • May 1 Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed
  • May 2 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
  • May 8 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858)
  • May 14 John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
  • May 16 Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 85
  • May 17 George William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist (Nobel 1905), dies at 84
  • May 23 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (Le Petit Village), dies at 68
  • May 28 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
  • May 30 Georg von Trapp, Austrian WWI submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, dies at 67