Deaths in History in May 1992

  • May 2 Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
  • May 5 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75
  • May 8 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Fear on Java), dies at 71
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 25 Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52