Deaths in History in May 1977

  • May 5 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
  • May 9 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
  • May 22 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
  • May 25 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  • May 29 Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  • May 30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86