Deaths in History in May 1963

  • May 1 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)
  • May 2 Van Wyck Brooks, US historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
  • May 5 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
  • May 6 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)

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May 9 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), dies at 88

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • May 11 Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • May 13 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • May 17 John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • May 27 Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
  • May 31 Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63