Deaths in History in May 1968

  • May 1 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • May 2 Donald L Hall, American airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69
  • May 5 Albert Van Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • May 7 Lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41
  • May 9 Harold Gray, US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
  • May 9 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • May 10 Philippa Bevans, dies at 55
  • May 10 Scotty Beckett, dies at 38
  • May 14 Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86
  • May 20 Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
  • May 25 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
  • May 28 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (b. 1908)