Deaths in History in May 1999

  • May 2 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • May 12 Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • May 12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • May 19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)