Deaths in History in May 1990

  • May 2 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • May 3 Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
  • May 4 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 8 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
  • May 9 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • May 10 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • May 12 Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
  • May 13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • May 16 Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian
  • May 21 Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • May 21 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • May 27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • May 28 Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • May 28 Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies