Deaths in History in May 1973

  • May 4 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • May 11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • May 14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, dies at 67
  • May 15 Willem Huibert Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Pandji), dies at 95
  • May 17 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, dies at 91

Person of interestJeannette Rankin

May 18 Jeannette Rankin, American politician, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), women's rights advocate and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • May 21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 26 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 29 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 31 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89