Deaths in History in May 1974

  • May 10 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), born in San Francisco, California (b. 1894)
  • May 13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
  • May 17 Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 23 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
  • May 26 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
  • May 31 Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70