Deaths in History in May 1957

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

May 2 Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • May 7 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer who led the German Antarctic expedition of 1911–12, dies at 79
  • May 8 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
  • May 9 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • May 14 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • May 16 Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • May 30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
  • May 31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)