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1864J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31

1970leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

May 12th Deaths
Date Event
912
Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912), dies at 45 
1003
Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome 
1003
Pope Sylvester/Silvester II, [Gerbert van Aurillac], 1st French Pope (999-1003), dies 
1012
Sergius IV, [Pietro Crescentii], Italian Pope (1009-12), dies 
1382
Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies 
1465
Thomas Palaeologus, Despot of the Despotate of Morea 
1634
George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies 
1641
Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48 
1649
Isaac Doreslaer, English lawyer/diplomat, murdered 
1684
Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest 
1699
Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626) 
1708
Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658) 
1737
Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83 
1748
Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692) 
1759
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700) 
1784
Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710) 
1792
Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (b. 1710) 
1796
Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75 
1801
Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734) 
1811
Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52 
1814
Robert Treat Paine, US judge (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 83 
1825
Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75 
1825
Stanislao Mattei, composer, dies at 75 
1843
Johann Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 74 
1845
August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77 
1845
János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763) 
1845
August Wilhelm von Schlegel, König Richard II 
1852
John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies 
1856
Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786) 
1860
Charles Barry, English architect (b. 1795) 
1861
Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50 
1864
Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 37 
1864
J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31 
1867
Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (b. 1795) 
1871
Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89 
1871
John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies 
1871
Daniel-François Auber, Jane Eyre 
1876
Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63 
1876
Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843) 
1884
Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60 
1884
Bedrich Smetana, The Tree of Life 
1894
Egnate Ninoshvili, Qristine 
1896
Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38 
1897
Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53 
1897
Willem Roelofs, painter/lithographer, dies 
1897
Minna Canth, Anna Liisa 
1907
J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59 
1907
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Ventriloquio 
1908
Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69 
1916
James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868) 
1921
Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies 
1921
Emilia Pardo Bazán, The Reprieve 
1924
Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82 
1925
Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71 
1925
Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51 
1925
Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82 
1925
Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874) 
1929
Charles Swickard, Hell's Hinges 
1930
Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70 
1931
Eugene Ysaye, composer, dies at 72 
1931
Eugene-Auguste Ysaye, composer, dies at 72 
1932
Maurice de Féraudy, Après lui 
1933
Gyula Krúdy, Sinbad 
1935
Josef Pilsudski, Polish dictator (1926-35), dies 
1935
Józef Piłsudski, Polish statesman (b. 1867) 
1935
Sava Todorovic, Karadjordje 
1935
Józef Pilsudski,  
1937
Al Friedlander, Kriss 
1939
Bernard Merivale, Footsteps in the Dark 
1940
Burgess Beall, The Iron Mask 
1941
Ruth Stonehouse, A Walloping Time 
1941
James Gordon, The Last of the Mohicans 
1942
Raymond L. Ditmars, The Polar Bear 
1943
Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48 
1943
Julius Horst, Heaven on Earth 
1944
Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80 
1944
Max Brand, Destry Rides Again 
1944
Arthur Quiller-Couch, True Tilda 
1944
Alice Wilson, The Children in the House 
1944
Boris Kazachkov, I am Looking For a Patron 
1944
Martin Wolfgang, Die Liebe ist der Frauen Macht 
1945
Robert Bischoff, The Mark of Zorro 
1945
Achmed Abdullah, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 
1947
Richard A. Rowland, The Divine Lady 
1948
Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55 
1948
Francisco Alonso, Carol's Journey 
1949
George Felix, Felix on the Job 
1950
Charles Kemper, Scarlet Street 
1951
Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80 
1951
Vasili Vanin, We Will Come Back 
1953
Peter L. Shamray, Hearts and Fists 
1955
John Cope, Rear Window 
1955
Mary Bertrand, Tahiti Honey 
1956
Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87 
1956
Louis Calhern, dies at 61 
1956
Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65 
1956
Leon Duray, Speedway 
1956
Louis Calhern, Notorious 
1957
Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71 
1957
Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928) 
1957
Erich von Stroheim, Sunset Blvd. 
1957
Alfonso de Portago, Speed Week 
1957
Hans Hopf, Mourning Becomes Electra 
1958
James Hartley, Paolo and Francesca 
1958
Corydon M. Wassell, The Story of Dr. Wassell 
1959
Jack Lomas, April in Paris 
1959
Paul Byron, Ashes of Remembrance 
1960
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70 
1960
Prince Aly Khan, Champagne Safari 
1960
C. Armstrong Gibbs, Lorna Doone 
1962
Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67 
1962
Sidney Pillet, Fair Weather Fiends 
1962
Dick Calkins, Buck Rogers 
1962
Richard Hylton, The Pride of St. Louis 
1963
Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69 
1963
Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882) 
1963
Natasha Lytess, Once Upon a Honeymoon 
1963
Ernst Marischka, Sissi 
1965
Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57 
1965
Yasutarô Yagi, The Rice People 
1966
Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896) 
1967
Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64 
1967
John Masefield, British writer (b. 1878) 
1970
leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78 
1970
Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78 
1970
Carlo Morelli, La bella Rita 
1971
J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies 
1971
Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901) 
1973
Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85 
1973
Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927) 
1975
Gabo Falk, Jungeldrottningens smycke 
1977
Lau Lauritzen, Cafe Paradise 
1977
Kazimierz Wawrzyniak, The Great Big World and Little Children 
1977
Alfredo Santos, The Crocodile God of Kaa 
1978
Robert Coogan, Skippy 
1978
Vasiliy Merkurev, The Cranes Are Flying 
1980
Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies 
1980
Bette Nesmith Graham, Dance, Monkee, Dance 
1980
Lillian Roth, Animal Crackers 
1981
Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies 
1981
Vladimir Popovic, The Man to Destroy 
1982
Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66 
1982
Humphrey Searle, Doctor Who 
1982
Vadim Gauzner, Prints i nishchiy 
1982
Volmer Sørensen, TV i Tivoli 
1982
Burr Jerger, General Massacre 
1983
Oldrich Musil, Ruská ruleta 
1983
Blair Woolstencroft, Broadway Melody of 1940 
1984
Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure 
1984
Ben Roberts, Charlie's Angels 
1984
Roland Quignon, Dr. Schweitzer 
1984
Doris May, Boy Crazy 
1984
Perín Vázquez, Los peloteros 
1984
Tony Owen, Finger of Guilt 
1985
Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies 
1985
Jean Dubuffet, A Place to Be 
1985
Rodolfo Arizaga, Demon in the Blood 
1985
Bryce Holman, The Small Hours 
1986
Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85 
1986
Lee Bonnell, dies 
1986
Nikolai Ryzhov, Zoya 
1986
Lee Bonnell, The Navy Comes Through 
1986
Elisabeth Bergner, Escape Me Never 
1986
László György, Húsz óra 
1987
Victor Feldman, pianist/drummer, dies at 53 
1987
Marc Hamilton, The Great Locomotive Chase 
1987
Paul Monroe, Premiere Telecast 
1987
Rudolf Henz, Das Hohelied 
1987
Victor Feldman, One from the Heart 
1988
Paul Osborn, East of Eden 
1989
Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81 
1989
Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89 
1989
Jan-Willem Hees, Flodder 
1989
Robert MacDonald, Superman 
1989
Kari Rimaila, Tunteita 
1990
Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912) 
1990
Nate Monaster, That Touch of Mink 
1990
Przemyslaw Zielinski, Zamach stanu 
1991
Deny King, Southwest Tasmania: The Gliders 
1991
Laci Cigoj, The House 
1992
Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies 
1992
Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59 
1992
Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926) 
1992
Robert Henry Mizer, 1970 Hot Summer Special 
1992
Dennis Kane, French Quarter 
1992
Ivan Hadzhitonev, Felix the Cat: The Movie 
1992
Robert Reed, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 
1992
Ken Runyon, Commando 
1992
Lenny Montana, The Godfather 
1992
Jacqueline Maillan, Squeak-squeak 
1992
Nikos Gatsos, To koritsi tis Manis 
1993
Edda Seippel, The Marquise of O 
1993
Ulf Palme, Miss Julie 
1993
Beverly Yates, Bye Bye Birdie 
1993
Abdel Azim Abdel Haq, The Puppeteer 
1993
Leon Selditz, The Haunted House 
1993
Jirí Bulis, The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday 
1994
Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur, dies at 91 
1994
David Brooks, psychologist, dies at 91 
1994
Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63 
1994
John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55 
1994
Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies 
1994
Erik Erikson, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis", dies at 91 
1994
John Smith, Election 92 
1994
Solveig Lagström, Banketten 
1994
André Zwoboda, Daughter of the Sands 
1994
Helen Li Mei, Long xiang feng wu 
1995
Arthur Lubin, film director, dies at 95 
1995
Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71 
1995
Reza Abdoh, theatre Director, dies at 32 
1995
Arthur Lubin, Phantom of the Opera 
1995
Arnold Goodman, Housing: Who Is to Blame? 
1995
Andrei Boltnev, My Friend Ivan Lapshin 
1996
Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84 
1996
Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35 
1996
Margit Schramm, Viktoria und ihr Husar 
1996
Ben Hayes, Guiding Light 
1997
George Lessner, Lovesick 
1997
Marie Boyle, Die große Fahrt 
1997
L. Jeffrey Selznick, The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 
1998
Hermann Lenz, Glanzloses Leben, aber die Abende: Ein ironischer Rebell - Hermann Lenz zum 75. Geburtstag 
1998
Jack Huber, Sleeping Beauty 
1999
Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910) 
1999
Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914) 
1999
Maurice Millard, Where Men Are Men 
1999
Saul Steinberg, A Star Is Born 
1999
Hep van Delfst, Slippers 
1999
Penny Santon, Short Circuit 
2000
Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980) 
2000
Dong Kingman, 55 Days at Peking 
2000
Carlos Yambao, Battlefield Earth 
2000
Erik Ole Olsen, Hatten er sat 
2000
Brad Anderson, Speed 
2000
Jim Bullock, Ghostbusters 
2000
Donna Freberg, The Stan Freberg Commercials 
2000
Adam Petty, China O'Brien 
2000
Don Foster, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 
2000
Paul Martia Sr., Heartbeeps 
2000
Henning Schellerup, A Nightmare on Elm Street 
2000
Johnny Menta, A Guy Named Joe 
2001
Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912) 
2001
Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925) 
2001
Didi, Pele Forever 
2001
Simon Raven, On Her Majesty's Secret Service 
2001
Richard Davison, Jurassic Park 
2001
John Cliff, Drop to Drink 
2001
Jacques Lowe, The Making of the President 1960 
2001
Perry Como, Ocean's Eleven 
2001
Myrtle Woods, A Woman's Tale 
2001
Cyril Guippet, (R)évolutions 
2001
Juanita Martínez, El mago de las finanzas 
2001
Norman Kay, Stranger in the Family 
2001
Roger Boussinot, Jean Chalosse 
2002
Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit) 
2002
Dimitar Kehayov, The Order 
2002
George Cates, Mars Attacks! 
2002
Hilde Weinberger, Ach, Boris... 
2002
Irena Maslinska, Drzwi w murze 
2003
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933) 
2003
Lee Kitchens, The Phoenix Lights 
2003
Stefan Sharff, Across the River 
2003
Jeremy Sandford, Cathy Come Home 
2004
Aleksandr Gorokhov, Mans draugs - nenopietns cilveks 
2004
Lee Orgel, Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 
2004
Jack Leewood, The Alligator People 
2004
Marina Strizhenova, The Gadfly 
2004
Nikolai Lukanyov, Mezh vysokikh khlebov 
2004
Michael Guttenbrunner, Kassbach - Ein Portrait 
2004
Jean Smith, Nanny Knows Best 
2004
Syd Hoff, Stanley and the Dinosaurs 
2005
Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909) 
2005
Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937) 
2005
Zoila Conan, Hearts and Hoofs 
2005
Eddie Barclay, Bob le Flambeur 
2005
Monica Zetterlund, Att angöra en brygga 
2005
Ottilie Kruger, Queen Esther 
2005
Ömer Kavur, Motherland Hotel 
2005
Jerry Luthart, Casino 
2005
Witolda Czerniawska, Pierscien ksieznej Anny 
2005
Bruno Kleberg, Unsere Verantwortung 
2006
Gillespie V. Montgomery, former U.S. representative from Mississippi (b. 1920) 
2006
Paulo Friebe, Bento Cego 
2006
Richard Brickner, The Broken Year 
2006
Ted Berkman, Fear Strikes Out 
2006
Mino Doro, 8½ 
2006
Gustav Trampe, Kennzeichen D 
2007
Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (b. 1966?) 
2007
Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (b. 1936) 
2007
José Barros, Nacho Libre 
2007
Jim Harriott, WarGames 
2007
Teddy Infuhr, The Bishop's Wife 
2007
James Dowell Vance, 3 Women 
2007
Ernest Mayhand, Petey Wheatstraw 
2008
Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (b. 1925) 
2008
Irena Sendler, Polish social worker, WWII heroine (b. 1910) 
2008
Bob McCord, The Velvet Vampire 
2008
Robert Russell, The Conqueror Worm 
2008
Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work 
2008
Irena Sendlerowa, Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers 
2008
Michael Rossman, Berkeley in the Sixties 
2008
Rudi Omota, Ljubljana pozdravlja osvoboditelje 
2008
Claudio Undari, Cut-Throats Nine 
2008
Christopher Boudreau, Stingers 
2008
Penny Banner, Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling 
2008
Burton Zucker, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 
2008
Pranas Piaulokas, The Day of Retribution 
2008
Oakley Hall, Warlock 
2009
Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957) 
2009
Thomas Nordseth-Tiller, Max Manus: Man of War 
2009
Achille Compagnoni, The Great War 
2009
Ted Sampley, Secession Path 
2009
Antonio Vega, Amores Perros 
2009
Ludwina Mannowa, Potem nastapi cisza 
2009
Roger Planchon, Camille Claudel 
2009
Robert Willey, Nightmare at Ground Zero 
2009
Heather Begg, The Mikado 
2010
Noah Todd, The Prometheus Project 
2010
Allan Manings, One Day at a Time 
2010
Phyllis Douglas, The Galileo Seven 
2010
Antonio Ozores, Los caraduros 
2010
Jerzy Adamczak, Ashes and Diamonds 
2010
Mihajlo Farkic, Svi na more 
2011
Ted Nash, Bullitt 
2011
Piotr Zyzelewicz, Farba 
2011
Bob Giomi, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 
2011
Charles F. Haas, Tarzan and the Trappers 
2011
Michael Althen, Munich: Secrets of a City 
2011
Jack Jones, 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders 
2011
Ron Springs, From the Corner 
2011
Alajos Paulus, Számonkérés 
2011
Miyu Uehara, Ikegami Akira no manaberu nyûsu 
2011
Pam Gems, Piaf 
2012
Ruth Foster, Christmas at Plum Creek 
2012
Don Garner, His Brother's Keeper 
2012
John Boyer, Turnabout Intruder 
2012
Lorena Xtravaganza,  
2012
Marianne Christina Schilling, Snow White 
2012
Terry Martin, One California Day 
2012
Luis Alfonso Padilla, El agente 00-P2 
2012
Botho Lucas, 'ne schöne Bescherung 
2013
Constantino Romero, Episode #8.1 
2013
K. Bikram Singh, Tarpan (The Absolution) 
2013
Milan Corba, I Served the King of England 
2013
Horst Königstein, Hamburger Gift 
2013
Toni Linhart, Baltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 
2013
Max Stadler, Episode dated 12 February 2012 
2013
Mike Steele, The Bat 
2013
William Miles, Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II 
2013
Gulfairus Ismailova, Alitet ukhodit v gory 
2013
Gerd Langguth, Episode dated 2 June 2010 
2013
Daisy H. Avellana, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino 
2014
Svetlana Grigoryan, Three of Us 
2014
Falcor the Ferret, Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale 
2014
Cornell Borchers, The Divided Heart 
2014
Drago Malovic, Djekna jos nije umrla, a ka' ce ne znamo 
2014
Zachary Philip Freeman, Over the Gulch 
2014
Sarat Pujari, Nua Bou 
2014
H.R. Giger, Jodorowsky's Dune 
2015
Bill Guthridge, The Passing Game 
2015
John Compton, Out of Town 
2015
Peter Gay, The Day They Died 
2015
Packie Byrne, Black Jack 
2015
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Dahan 
2015
John Colenback, As the World Turns 
2015
William Zinsser, Stardust Memories 
2016
57 stone Larry Evans whose weight loss battle inspired millions dies aged 40 
2016
Veteran West Indies cricket commentator Tony Cozier dies, aged 75 
2016
Civil liberties lawyer Michael Ratner dies aged 72 
2017
Catweazle and Worzel Gummidge star Geoffrey Bayldon has died aged 93 
2018
Publisher Peter Mayer Dies at Age 82 
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