Deaths in History in May 1980

  • May 4 Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87
  • May 5 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
  • May 18 Reid Blackburn, a photojournalist for National Geographic was also a victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1952)
  • May 18 Harry Truman, victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1896)
  • May 18 David A. Johnston, a U.S. Volcanoligist was also a victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1949)
  • May 28 Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)