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1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

May 25th Deaths
Date Event
615
Boniface IV, Pope (608-15), dies 
709
Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne. English poet and scholar (b. cica 639) 
946
Edmund the Older, king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies 
967
Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 926) 
992
Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Polans (b. circa 935) 
1085
Gregory VII, [Ildebrando], Pope (1073-85), dies 
1125
Hendrik V, last Salische German king, dies 
1261
Alexander IV, [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni], Pope (1254-61), dies 
1452
John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury 
1510
Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49 
1555
Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46 
1555
Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503) 
1595
Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567) 
1632
Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572) 
1667
Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620) 
1681
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600) 
1681
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, The Ghost Lady 
1693
Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634) 
1693
Madame de La Fayette, The Princess of Montpensier 
1741
Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (b. 1660) 
1765
Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53 
1789
Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751) 
1797
John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719) 
1805
William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743) 
1826
Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72 
1848
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797) 
1849
Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt gov of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52 
1849
Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (b. 1777) 
1862
Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60 
1862
Johann Nestroy, Lumpaci the Vagabond 
1883
Édouard René Lefebvre de Laboulaye, The Princess and the Magic Mirror 
1890
Frans Hodell, Andersson, Pettersson och Lundström 
1895
Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73 
1899
Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68 
1912
Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860) 
1914
Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81 
1916
Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies 
1917
Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72 
1917
Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891) 
1919
Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51 
1920
Georg Jarno, Die Försterchristl 
1924
Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51 
1924
Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889) 
1924
Theodore Morse, Trainspotting 
1926
Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47 
1927
Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876) 
1930
Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848) 
1934
Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59 
1934
Gustav Holst, Invictus 
1935
Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868) 
1935
Clive Currie, Magic Night 
1936
Jan Levoslav Bella, composer, dies at 92 
1937
Henry O Tanner, artist, dies 
1940
Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873) 
1940
Gladys Unger, Sylvia Scarlett 
1940
William M. Conselman, The Little Colonel 
1940
Joseph De Grasse, Heart o' the Hills 
1940
Ingeborg Gandrup, Tordenstenene 
1941
Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, Symphony of Life 
1942
Emanuel Feuermann, Adventure in Music 
1942
Marion Lord, Broadway 
1943
Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888) 
1943
F.X. Svoboda, A Charming Man 
1943
Pete Gordon, Lady of Burlesque 
1944
Art Rowlands, Thanks for the Boat Ride 
1946
Patty S. Hill, Batman Begins 
1946
Tomaso Monicelli, Everybody's Woman 
1948
Charles Wheelock, A Brother's Sacrifice 
1948
Giorgio De Rege, Gli assi della risata 
1949
Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47 
1950
Niels Clemmensen, De tre skolekammerater 
1950
Adolph Milar, Bulldog Drummond 
1951
Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887) 
1951
Franz Klebusch, Durch die Wüste 
1951
Paul Weigel, The Great Dictator 
1952
Marcel Le Picard, Invisible Ghost 
1954
Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913) 
1954
Robert Capa, The 400 Million 
1954
Hans Janowitz, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 
1955
Sári Fedák, Mámi 
1955
Wardell Gray, Deconstructing Harry 
1956
Lembit Rajala, Elu tsitadellis 
1956
Jean Gehret, Boudu Saved from Drowning 
1957
Curtis Mosby, Thunderbolt 
1958
Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies 
1958
Charles Phillips, The Twonky 
1958
Gustav Waldau, Der kleine Muck 
1958
Arthur E. Krows, Christopher Columbus 
1958
Kurt Mikulski, Nekrassow 
1958
Zack Williams, Son of Ingagi 
1958
Harry Komdrup, Dydsdragonen 
1958
Francis Carco, Marked Girls 
1958
Gustaf Hallén, Ett farligt frieri 
1959
Rex Dunn, The Fresh Lobster 
1960
Rafael Gómez 'El Gallo', The Will of a People 
1960
Campbell Dixon, Secret Agent 
1961
Stanley Van Beers, The Dam Busters 
1962
Júlio Dantas, A Severa 
1963
Henry Shostac, Swiss Miss 
1964
Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92 
1964
Karl Eilert Wiik, Pastor Jarman kommer hjem 
1965
Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player, dies at 65 
1968
Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63 
1971
Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss 
1971
Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69 
1971
Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62 
1974
Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91 
1974
Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies 
1974
Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose 
1977
Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904) 
1977
Lela E. Rogers, Women Won't Tell 
1978
Norwood A. Fenton, Singin' in the Rain 
1979
John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949) 
1979
György Rajkai, Gandhi Drama 
1979
Scotty Welbourne, Revenge of the Creature 
1979
Fred Gunnarsson, Elvis! Elvis! 
1979
Elsa Sigfuss, Lejlighed til leje 
1980
Tom Symonds, One Step Down 
1980
Herbert Nachbar, Die Hochzeit von Länneken 
1981
Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84 
1981
Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55 
1981
Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898) 
1981
Georg Malmstén, Meidän poikamme merellä 
1981
Rosa Ponselle, Two Brothers 
1981
Roy Brown, Fallout 3 
1982
Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68 
1982
Evgeniy Polosin, Girl Seeks Father 
1982
Larry J. Blake, Sunset Blvd. 
1982
Hermine Sterler, Les saltimbanques 
1983
Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76 
1983
Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925) 
1983
Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917) 
1983
Sydney Box, The Seventh Veil 
1983
Necip Fazil Kisakürek, Reis Bey 
1983
Marthe Mussine, Un soir au cocktail's bar 
1983
Kay Williams, The Actress 
1983
Paul Quinichette, American Splendor 
1984
Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79 
1984
Madeleine Aile, Il était deux petits enfants 
1984
Onie Wheeler, Onie Wheeler 
1985
Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer 
1985
Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91 
1985
Ludwig Anschütz, Der Richter von London 
1985
Henry Hunter, Yellowstone 
1985
Robert Nathan, The Bishop's Wife 
1986
Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85 
1986
Heinrich Fraenkel, Juggernaut 
1986
John Verney, The Battle for The Battle of Britain 
1986
Chester Bowles, Universal Newsreel 
1987
Sylvi Palo, Ja alla oli tulinen järvi 
1987
Peter Coe, Barnum! 
1987
Jack Rabin, The Killing 
1987
Russ Cheever, You Were Meant for Me 
1988
Ernst Ruska, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906) 
1988
Martin Slavin, Pit of Darkness 
1988
Monte Kay, Episode #3.4 
1988
Anton Arnold, Invasion of the Star Creatures 
1989
Junji Masuda, Prince of Space 
1989
Jean Despeaux, The Murderer Lives at Number 21 
1989
Brigid Bazlen, How the West Was Won 
1989
Johnnie 'Mac' McHaynes, Nice Girls Don't Explode 
1990
Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60 
1990
Dave Barrow, Grease 
1990
Lyudmila Semyonova, Tretya meshchanskaya 
1990
M. Pam Blumenthal, Rebound: Part 1 
1990
Gary Usher, Happy Feet 
1990
Theodore Lydecker, Angel and the Badman 
1990
Vic Tayback, Papillon 
1990
Lauri Lahtinen, Kihlaus 
1991
Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies 
1991
Reba Phillips, A Feather in Her Hat 
1991
Assis Pacheco, Uma Vida para Dois 
1992
Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83 
1992
Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66 
1992
Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71 
1992
Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72 
1992
Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies 
1992
Mathieu Lange, Ballett und Pantomime 
1992
Rajnath, Mili 
1992
Joanna Biesiada, Drewniany rózaniec 
1992
Tulio Demicheli, Gunmen of Rio Grande 
1992
Martha O'Dwyer, Reckless Living 
1992
Martin Trévières, Touched in the Head 
1993
Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78 
1993
Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93 
1993
Laura Conti, Una lepre con la faccia da bambina 
1993
Dan Seymour, Key Largo 
1993
Guy Hayman, The Fifth Boy 
1993
Louis O. Coxe, Billy Budd 
1994
Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55 
1994
La Calandria, El camino otro 
1994
Damián Rosa, Adios, New York, adios 
1994
Eric Gale, One False Move 
1994
Oswaldo Massaini, The Given Word 
1995
Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68 
1995
Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63 
1995
Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948) 
1995
William Cronjager, Swan Song 
1995
Jack Allen, The Four Feathers 
1995
Dany Robin, Topaz 
1995
Alice Day, The Smart Set 
1996
Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28 
1996
Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83 
1996
Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13 
1996
David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77 
1996
Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist, dies at 86 
1996
John Morrison, politician/landowner, dies at 89 
1996
Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67 
1996
Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67 
1996
John Koester, Someone to Watch Over Me 
1996
Bradley Nowell, Knocked Up 
1996
Ruth Frazee, Study and Understudy 
1996
Barney Wilen, Elevator to the Gallows 
1997
Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies 
1997
Helga Raumer, Ripe Cherry 
1997
Joseph Hoffman, 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders 
1997
Chester Feldman, Card Sharks 
1997
György Felber, Koncert - A szomjas magyar alkoholisták javára 
1997
Ragna Broo-Juter, Halta Lena och vindögde Per 
1997
David Rollins, The Big Trail 
1998
Michel Oukhow, August August, August 
1998
Dragutin Krencer, Hamburg Altona 
1998
Victor Vallejo, Any Wednesday 
1999
Peter Piech, The Bullwinkle Show 
1999
Horst Frank, The Cat o' Nine Tails 
1999
Hillary Brooke, The Man Who Knew Too Much 
1999
Alfredda Brilliant, The Proud Valley 
2000
Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946) 
2000
Nicholas Clay, Excalibur 
2000
Kid Severin, Som du vill ha mej 
2000
Francis Lederer, Pandora's Box 
2001
Mary Sage, Our Relations 
2001
Catherine Faulconer, Chagall's Journey 
2001
Jenny Grahn, Kraftverk 3714 
2001
Steve Werner, Aladdin and the King of Thieves 
2001
Jeannette Kerner, Less Than Zero 
2001
Arturo Maly, Barbed Wire 
2002
Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926) 
2002
Saburoh Bouya, The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer 
2002
Pat Coombs, Get Charlie Tully 
2002
Michael Kirby, The Countess of Monte Cristo 
2002
Michael Kirby, Shadows and Fog 
2002
Bart de Graaff, B.O.O.S. 
2002
Patricia Minchin, The Silence of Dean Maitland 
2002
Herb Hickey, Last Man Standing 
2002
Zoran Ratkovic, Balkan Spy 
2002
Ragni Malmstén, Maailmanparantajat 
2002
Dalton Dearborn, JFK 
2003
Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976) 
2003
Lois Rosenfield, Bang the Drum Slowly 
2003
Almir Chediak, Razor in the Flesh 
2003
Karl Heinz Willschrei, Wolff's Turf 
2003
Sloan Wilson, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 
2003
Stephen Keyes, The Adventures of Rick O'Shay 
2004
Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917) 
2004
Nicholas Luard, Tangiers 
2004
David Dellinger, The New Left 
2004
John Davies, Meanwhile... Back at Base 
2004
Gillie Potter, Biggles: Adventures in Time 
2005
Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929) 
2005
Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938) 
2005
Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934) 
2005
Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937) 
2005
Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (b. 1965) 
2005
Luiz Delfino, Tudo Azul 
2005
Harper Roisman, City of Angels 
2005
Ismail Merchant, The Remains of the Day 
2005
Vera Komarkova, Annapurna: A Woman's Place 
2005
Ruth Laredo, Small Time Crooks 
2005
Domenic Troiano, The Gunfighters 
2005
Graham Kennedy, In Melbourne Tonight 
2005
Sunil Dutt, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. 
2006
Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941) 
2006
Otto M. Zykan, Staatsoperette 
2006
June Whitley Taylor, Rescue from Gilligan's Island 
2006
Ottofritz Gaillard, Caesar und Cleopatra 
2006
Dorothy Strongin, Basket Case 
2006
Jim Cryan, May on Mendip 
2006
Aída Luz, From the Hills to the Valley 
2006
Oskar Wintergerst, The Devil Strikes at Night 
2006
Joe Brodsky, Gutsiest Performances 
2006
Renato Speziali, Il ferroviere 
2007
Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and host (b. 1931) 
2007
Ben Kasazkow, The French Connection 
2007
Eric Algren, Titanic 
2007
Laurie Bartram, Another World 
2007
Lee Frost, The Thing with Two Heads 
2007
Charles Nelson Reilly, All Dogs Go to Heaven 
2007
Ulrich Damrau, Unsterblichkeit 
2007
Alice Fényes, Ördöglovas 
2007
Eve Shelley, Hate in Paradise 
2007
Marjorie Preece, Hate in Paradise 
2008
J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909) 
2008
Veikko Uusimäki, Ariel 
2008
Calvin Booth, Gun Girls 
2008
Mitch Mullany, The Sweetest Thing 
2008
Ernst Stuhlinger, Mars and Beyond 
2008
David Gahr, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 
2008
Axel Jepsen, Night Girls 
2008
Willy Kramer Johansen, Stevnemøte med glemte år 
2009
Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (b. 1905) 
2009
Will Schutz, Slave 
2009
Haakon Lie, Samhold må til 
2009
Harry Benn, Good Morning, Vietnam 
2009
Amos Elon, Another Road Home 
2009
Richard Lewis, The Happiness Cage 
2010
Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975) 
2010
Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959) 
2010
Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925) 
2010
Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915) 
2010
Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914) 
2010
Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936) 
2010
Aleksander Benczak, Szatan z siódmej klasy 
2010
Dobrila Sokica, Zivot u grobljanskoj 
2010
Tiny Kauffman, Witch Hunt 
2010
Wayne Nicklas, Capote 
2010
Jarvis Williams, Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants 
2010
Les Serdyuk, Solomennye kolokola 
2010
Jeanne Lee Keil, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
2010
Erih Kos, U mrezi 
2011
Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944) 
2011
Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94 
2011
Hans Wijnberg, The Real Inglorious Bastards 
2011
Jim Middleton, And in This Corner 
2011
Betty Luster, Mr. B Natural 
2011
Edward Zentara, Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein 
2011
Gino Maringola, Vampirismus 
2011
Lillian Adams, The Sweetest Thing 
2011
Patricia Hicks, There Is No Escape 
2011
Paul Splittorff, Game 6 
2011
Leonora Carrington, Un alma pura 
2011
Andrzej Gronau, Knife in the Water 
2011
Edwin Honig, First Cousin Once Removed 
2011
Ken Hoffman, Patch Adams 
2012
Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer, dies at 93 
2012
William Hanley, Something About Amelia 
2012
Beatrice Sparks, Go Ask Alice 
2012
Sandy Dahl,  
2012
Elio Veller, Letters to Juliet 
2013
Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79 
2013
Robert Vazquez, Me, Myself & Irene 
2013
Pamela Stirling, La Marseillaise 
2013
Harry Birrell, That's Life! 
2013
Marshall Lytle, William 
2014
David Allen, Grace & Favour: A Portrait of Gloucestershire CCC 
2014
John Leach, Fight Club 
2014
Billy Glide, The Fashionistas 
2014
Karl Schanzer, Dementia 13 
2014
Herb Jeffries, The Bronze Buckaroo 
2014
Larry Evers, Guess What We Learned in School Today? 
2014
Lee Chamberlin, All My Children 
2014
Bunny Yeager, Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas 
2014
Caroline Christensen, 47:an Löken 
2014
Valeri Nikiforov, Khochu byt ministrom 
2014
Wojciech Jaruzelski, Hammer & Tickle 
2014
Matthew Saad Muhammad, Once a Champion 
2014
Tommy Blom, The Seduction of Inga 
2015
Wallace Sampson, Death, Inc. 
2015
Peter Schmidlin, British Landing on the Moon 
2015
Bill O'Herlihy, Left Back 
2015
Mary Ellen Mark, Big Fish 
2015
Feng Yu, The Delightful Forest 
2015
Lillian Cornell, Rhythm on the River 
2016
Pink Panther and James Bond star Burt Kwouk dies aged 85 
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