Deaths in History in May 2017

  • May 1 Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97 ), dies at 78
  • May 1 Stan Weston, American toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, dies at 84
  • May 2 Leo Thorsness, American Vietnam War pilot (Medal of Honor), dies at 85
  • May 4 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), dies at 95
  • May 9 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, dies at 89
  • May 12 Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland (1982-94), dies at 93
  • May 15 Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), dies in prison at 79
  • May 18 Roger Ailes, American TV executive and CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), dies at 77
  • May 18 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, dies at 101
  • May 23 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, dies at 75
  • May 26 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American national security advisor to President Carter (1977-1981), dies at 89

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May 29 Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and dictator (1983-89), dies at 83

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • May 29 Constantine Mitsotakis [Konstantinos Mitsotakis], Prime Minister of Greece (1990 –1993), dies at 98