Deaths in History in May 1998

  • May 1 Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
  • May 7 Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • May 8 Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912)
  • May 12 Hermann Lenz, German writer Swabian Chronicles), dies at 75
  • May 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890)
  • May 19 Sōsuke Uno, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)
  • May 22 José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
  • May 26 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
  • May 29 Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)