Deaths in History in May 1995

  • May 4 Lewis T Preston, American banker (President of the World Bank 1991-95), dies at 68
  • May 5 Anthony Wagner, genealogist, dies at 86
  • May 5 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, judge, dies at 89
  • May 5 James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
  • May 5 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer (float glass), dies at 75
  • May 5 Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies
  • May 6 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to Port throne, dies at 88
  • May 6 Hilda Toledano (b. 1907)
  • May 7 Ernest H Martin, impressario, dies at 75
  • May 7 Lawrence Josset, engraver, dies at 84
  • May 7 Maria Luisa Bemberg, fil maker, dies at 73
  • May 8 Jerry Zipkin, socialite, dies at 80
  • May 8 Prem Bhatia, journalist, dies at 83
  • May 9 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
  • May 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher, dies at 74
  • May 10 Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
  • May 11 David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62
  • May 12 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71
  • May 12 Reza Abdoh, theatre Director, dies at 32
  • May 14 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
  • May 14 Christian B. Anfinsen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • May 16 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, dies at 82
  • May 19 Robert S. Dietz, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, dies at 80
  • May 21 Kieron Walsh, academic, dies at 46
  • May 21 Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
  • May 21 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68

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May 24 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • May 28 Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Margaret Chase Smith, 1st woman Rep & Sen (R-Me), dies at 97
  • May 30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • May 30 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87
  • May 30 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)