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1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

1974Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

1879William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

1966Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

May 24th Deaths
Date Event
1144
Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies 
1153
David I, King of Scots (1124-53), dies at about 68 
1351
Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) 
1408
Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) 
1425
Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) 
1456
Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) 
1543
Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70 
1612
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 
1665
Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies 
1669
Pieter Cuypers, South Neth lawyer, dies at 48 
1670
Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59 
1696
Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62 
1725
Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682) 
1734
Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660) 
1749
Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman 
1751
William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies 
1762
Joseph Umstatt, composer, dies at 51 
1773
Jan Zach, composer, dies at 73 
1792
George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies 
1792
Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies 
1792
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Die Soldaten 
1804
Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73 
1806
John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723) 
1826
Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37 
1831
Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62 
1843
Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765) 
1844
William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies 
1848
Annette von Droste-Huelshoff, Die Judenbuche 
1850
Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 
1851
Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40 
1861
Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 
1861
James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead) 
1871
Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 
1872
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies 
1876
Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 
1879
William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 
1881
Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies 
1883
Abdel Kadir, Algerian leader (b. 1808) 
1894
William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63 
1895
Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 
1899
Emilio Castelar, Isabel de Solís, reina de Granada 
1908
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821) 
1918
Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor 
1919
Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48 
1924
Victor Herbert, Young Frankenstein 
1930
Henry Wallace Phillips, The Fighting Gringo 
1934
Clark Comstock, Blazing Arrows 
1935
James W. Blake, Blonde Venus 
1935
Granville Redmond, You'd Be Surprised 
1937
Lewis Allen Browne, The Snitching Hour 
1937
John B. Clymer, What Men Want 
1941
Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle 
1941
Wilson Collison, Mogambo 
1942
Paola Marchetti, Avanti! 
1943
Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 
1943
Batista Júnior, O Bobo do Rei 
1943
George Webb, Idolators 
1944
Karl Machus, Opfergang 
1944
Harold Bell Wright, The Shepherd of the Hills 
1946
V. Talbot Henderson, Bachelor's Club 
1947
Luis G. Barreiro, Prisoner 13 
1948
Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 
1948
Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885) 
1948
Jacques Feyder, Carnival in Flanders 
1948
L.A. Hjarne, The Flying Circus 
1949
Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873) 
1949
Mildred Griffiths, National Velvet 
1949
William Strohbach, Detective Kitty O'Day 
1949
Marie Wayne, A Song of Sixpence 
1950
Archibald Wavell, British general (b. 1883) 
1950
Endre Kruppka, Yesterday 
1950
Lloyd French, Busy Bodies 
1950
Archibald Wavell,  
1951
Thomas N. Heffron, Gretna Green 
1952
Fulton Oursler, The Greatest Story Ever Told 
1953
Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 
1953
Rafal Praga, Odpowiedz 
1953
Cor Hermus, Fientje Peters - Poste restante 
1954
Erwin Biegel, Der andere Mann 
1954
Alfred Schirokauer, Die Frau von gestern und morgen 
1955
Ward Hamilton, South of St. Louis 
1956
Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 
1956
Guy Kibbee, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1956
Enrique Muiño, Su mejor alumno 
1958
Leo Kempinski, Wings 
1958
Fred Everman, Shoulder Arms 
1959
John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 
1959
John Foster Dulles, The Future: Asia and the United States 
1959
Emmy Albiin, Kvarnen 
1960
Maurice De Packh, Viva Zapata! 
1960
Harry R. Irving, Black Fury 
1961
Clem Fuller, The Sundowners 
1963
Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack 
1966
Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80 
1968
Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 
1969
Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 
1972
Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 
1972
Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64 
1972
Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915) 
1974
Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75 
1976
Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 
1976
Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65 
1977
Victor O. Schipek, Charlotte's Web 
1979
Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies 
1979
André Luguet, Paris Blues 
1980
N.O. Scarpi, Nur einer wird leben 
1980
Pascoal Carlos Magno, A Voz do Carnaval 
1981
George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 
1981
Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84 
1981
Jack Warner, The Ladykillers 
1981
Bazar Amanov, Ozornye bratya 
1981
George Jessel, Reds 
1982
Anneliese Betschart, It Happened in Broad Daylight 
1983
Grete Reinwald, Großstadtkinder - Zwischen Spree und Panke 
1983
Grace Kahn, I'll See You in My Dreams 
1984
Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914) 
1984
John Sandling, Karusellen går... 
1985
Stanislav Khitrov, The Girls 
1985
Joe Darensbourg, All of Me 
1986
Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76 
1986
Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33 
1986
Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91 
1986
Yakima Canutt, Gone with the Wind 
1986
Margaretha Rosencrantz, Kuckelikaka 
1986
Aleksandra Leszczynska, Pozarowisko 
1986
Erich Gerberding, Reise ins Ehebett 
1986
Margit Dajka, Cat's Play 
1986
George Gordon, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 
1986
Prabhakar Manajirao Nayak, He Naar Roop Sundari 
1987
Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89 
1987
Edith Rothschild, The Star Prince 
1987
Richard Bowler, I Drink Your Blood 
1987
Hermione Gingold, Gigi 
1988
James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87 
1988
Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies 
1988
L.A. Puntila, Suomen valinta 
1988
Tom Adair, F Troop 
1989
Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72 
1989
Pat Comiskey, Old Faithful 
1989
Herwig Hensen, De Grenadier van zijne majesteit 
1989
Maggi McNellis, Episode #1.5 
1990
Augie Donatelli, Game 7 
1990
Victor Wolfson, Rings Around the World 
1991
Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49 
1991
Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912) 
1991
Miriam Di San Servolo, Le vie del cuore 
1991
Gene Clark, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 
1991
Yuriy Puzyryov, Maugli. Bitva 
1992
Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79 
1992
Anthony Ghazlo Sr., Journey into Yesterday 
1992
Joan Sanderson, The Great Muppet Caper 
1992
Jean de la Roche, Der Durchschnittsmann 
1992
Alfredo Wally Barrón, Las grandes aguas 
1992
Javier Basilio, Qué gente tan divertida 
1992
Luizinho Eça, Relatório de Um Homem Casado 
1992
Carmen Jonckheere, Episode #2.7 
1993
Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66 
1993
Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66 
1993
June Smaney, Ring of Terror 
1993
Rod Phillips, Spokes 
1993
Francesco Izzarelli, The Siege of the Alcazar 
1993
Jack Denbo, Barton Fink 
1993
Carlton E. Morse, I Love a Mystery 
1993
Tibor Cseres, Hideg napok 
1994
Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 
1994
John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69 
1994
Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69 
1994
Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96 
1994
Katia Lova, La vie est magnifique 
1994
John Wain, Mniejsze niebo 
1994
Martin Goldsmith, Detour 
1995
Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79 
1995
Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54 
1995
Zdenek Sirový, Smutecní slavnost 
1995
Harold Wilson, Episode #1.4 
1995
Gunther Malzacher, Rhinegold 
1996
Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83 
1996
Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91 
1996
Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81 
1996
Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67 
1996
John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90 
1996
Joseph Mitchell, writer, dies at 87 
1996
Camille Almy, Acapulco Gold 
1996
Jacob Druckman, Le traité du Rossignol 
1996
Joseph Mitchell, Joe Gould's Secret 
1996
Roland Varno, The Blue Angel 
1996
Enrique Álvarez Félix, Simon of the Desert 
1996
John Abbott, The Jungle Book 
1996
Peter Lacey, Alien³ 
1996
Harry Bronk, De wachters bij het graf 
1997
Edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74 
1997
Daniel White, Don Quixote 
1997
Alexandre Lippiani, For All: Springboard to Victory 
1997
Peter Rangmar, The Castle Tour 
1997
Edward Mulhare, Von Ryan's Express 
1998
David Lawson, Moments of Truth 
1999
Olle Sivall, Nattflyg 
1999
Tommy Riste, Sierra Baron 
1999
Kenneth M. Dodson, Away All Boats 
2000
Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947) 
2000
F. Gary Newton, Simon's Sanctorum 
2000
Mike Roberts, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 
2000
Philip Barber, A Man Called Horse 
2000
Jim Simmons, NHLPA Hockey '93 
2000
Oleg Efremov, Watch Out for the Automobile 
2001
Ruby Payne, Radio Days 
2001
Lucy Boscana, Episode #1.1 
2001
Javier Urruticoechea, Episode dated 16 February 1998 
2001
David Crosse, Floating Profits 
2001
Jo Ann Greer, Imitation of Life 
2002
Wallace Markfield, American writer (b. 1926) 
2002
Brian Roycroft, The Mary Bell Case 
2002
Susie Garrett, So Long, Studio 
2002
Ed Cesar, Up 
2002
Timur Novikov, Assa 
2002
Nijiko Kiyokawa, Pom Poko 
2002
Harry Ernest, The New Adventures of Tarzan 
2002
Alpo Ruuth, Muistiratoja 
2002
Toshihito Itoh, Hero 
2002
Joseph Bau,  
2002
Wallace Markfield, Bye Bye Braverman 
2002
Gene Mathews, The Comedy Company 
2002
Stella Richman, Make It a Habit 
2003
Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910) 
2003
Lee Addoms, Diary of a Mad Housewife 
2003
Rachel Kempson, Tom Jones 
2003
Georges Pierre, Jean de Florette 
2003
Arne Skouen, Nine Lives 
2003
Don Hanmer, Papillon 
2003
Irena Jurgielewiczowa, Inna 
2003
Vincent Nowlis, Kinsey's Paedophiles 
2003
Arthur Brewer, The Blues Brothers 
2003
Rimma Manukovskaya, Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho 
2003
Jules V. Levy, The Scalphunters 
2004
Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917) 
2004
Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913) 
2004
Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900) 
2004
Topper Martyn, Episode #1.6 
2004
Edward Wagenknecht, D.W. Griffith: Father of Film 
2004
Tom C. Fouts, The New Land 
2004
Lilly Stepanek, Vienna Waltzes 
2005
Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922) 
2005
Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913) 
2005
Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934) 
2005
Márta Jankovits, As You Like It 
2005
Val Vreeland, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 
2005
Valentine Black, Along Came Ruth 
2005
John Miller, The Still Life 
2005
Sándor Dobsa, Football of the Good Old Days 
2005
Carl Amery, Ich stehe zur Verfügung 
2005
Aleksandar Obrenovic, Nebeski odred 
2005
Rangeela, Dracula in Pakistan 
2006
Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915) 
2006
Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930) 
2006
Pyotr Yemelyanov, Vechnyy zov 
2006
Charlotte McGinnis, Hardcore 
2006
Henry Bumstead, Vertigo 
2006
Michal Friedman, Europa Europa 
2006
Desmond Dekker, Forgetting Sarah Marshall 
2006
Claude Piéplu, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 
2006
Eric Bedser, Episode #1.1 
2007
Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922) 
2007
Lucille Mendez, Coney Island 
2007
Seroy Blond, Violent Women 
2007
Cédric Dumont, Monster-in-Law 
2007
Wolfgang Bächler, Germany in Autumn 
2007
Gene Radano, The Blue Knight 
2007
Buddy Childers, On Any Sunday 
2007
Bobby Bölke, Ferdinand im Reich der Töne 
2007
Jo Röpcke, Tony 
2008
Dick Martin American comedian (b. 1922) 
2008
Joshua, Suicide Club 
2008
Dick Martin, Ricky Martin 
2008
Robert Calhoun, Guiding Light 
2008
Robert Knox, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 
2008
Sophie Altman, It's Academic 
2008
Adam Baruch, Indiani Ba'Shemesh 
2008
Ingolf Gorges, Hallo Taxi 
2008
Bradley G. Ouimette, Infinite Mhz 
2008
Sonny Okosuns, Something Wild 
2008
Tano Cimarosa, Cinema Paradiso 
2009
Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963) 
2009
Leonard B. Kaufman, Beyond Westworld 
2009
Gastón Breyer, País cerrado, teatro abierto 
2009
Doris Barry, Episode dated 2 February 1976 
2009
Pedro Sempson, Cousin Angelica 
2009
Jay Bennett, Girl, Interrupted 
2009
Irene Richmond, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 
2009
Jack Lewis, Secret File: Hollywood 
2009
Ella Snoep, Jachtvelden 
2010
Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930) 
2010
Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947) 
2010
Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937) 
2010
Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920) 
2010
Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926) 
2010
Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922) 
2010
Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965) 
2010
Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972) 
2010
Stan Jones, 1963 NFL Championship Game 
2010
Ed Wynigear, Young Frankenstein 
2010
Anneliese Rothenberger, Anneliese Rothenberger gibt sich die Ehre 
2010
Ray Alan, Famous Family Fortunes 
2010
Katherine Reback, Fools Rush In 
2010
Barbara New, Ali G Indahouse 
2010
Paul Gray, Resident Evil 
2010
Erika Grajena, Der Zerrissene 
2010
Petr Muk, Caruso Show 
2010
Eugenia Paul, Ursula 
2010
Morrie Martin, From the Ballpark to the Battlefield: Baseball and World War II 
2010
Tapan Chatterjee, The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha 
2011
Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906) 
2011
Mark Haines, Squawk on the Street 
2011
Marijonas Giedrys, Zhivye geroi 
2011
Maurice Murrell, Finding Me: Truth 
2011
Thomas Hörbiger, Der schönste Tag meines Lebens 
2011
Ilona Stawinska, Butterflies 
2011
Fanus Neagu, Terente - regele baltilor 
2011
Timothy J. Nelson, No More Baths 
2012
Jacqueline Harpman, Si le vent te fait peur 
2012
Christa Löser, Sieben Sommersprossen 
2012
Lee Rich, The Score 
2012
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, The Stand 
2012
Andrzej Jurek, Miodowy miesiac 
2012
Wieslaw Nowicki, Zlote Kolo 
2012
Ursula Arnold, Frauen im Herbst 
2012
Kathryn Fuller, Say Anything... 
2012
Aulis Ruostepuro, Delegaatio 
2013
Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70 
2013
Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87 
2013
Ed Shaughnessy, Heartbeeps 
2013
Alfonso Santisteban, The Butcher of Binbrook 
2013
Pyotr Todorovskiy, Ankor, eshchyo ankor! 
2013
Haynes Johnson, RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy 
2013
Harry Teubner, Tagesschau 
2013
Françoise Blanchard, The Living Dead Girl 
2013
Rona Newton-John, Sordid Lives 
2014
Luis Carbonell, Con todo mi amor, Rita 
2014
Freydis Sharland, Spitfire Women 
2014
Jean-Claude Pirotte, Episode dated 21 November 2013 
2014
Aleksandra Smolyarova, The Debt 
2014
Knowlton Nash, The Frank Truth 
2014
Klaus Herm, Scent 
2014
John Vasconcellos, Stanley Tucci 
2014
David Weiss, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
2014
Diego Cordovez,  
2015
Eva Lee Kuney, Penny Serenade 
2015
Tanith Lee, Nunc Dimittis 
2015
Krzysztof Kakolewski, Zbrodniarz, który ukradl zbrodnie 
2015
Marcus Belgrave, Standing in the Shadows of Motown 
2015
Yusup Daniyalov, 977 
2016
Jeanne Parr dies aged 92, Chris Noth's mother and CBS correspondent 
2016
Disney star Alan Young dies aged 96 
2016
Veteran comedian Gaston Berghmans dies aged 90 
2016
Third Everest climber dies in recent days while attempting to scale the peak 
2017
Roger Moore, British actor of James Bond fame, dies aged 89 
2017
Clerks actress Lisa Spoonauer dies at age 44 
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