Deaths in History in May 1951

  • May 6 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 9 Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12 Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, dies at 63
  • May 26 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27 Thomas Blamey, Australian general (WWI, WWII), dies at 67
  • May 29 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 30 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64