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Notable Deaths on May 23rd

1934Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

1937John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

1701William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock

1934Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

May 23rd Deaths
Date Event
1125
Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies 
1304
Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer 
1423
Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies 
1498
Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 
1523
Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) 
1524
Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) 
1568
Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 
1627
Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies 
1648
Luis de Nain, painter, dies 
1662
John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605) 
1668
Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried 
1670
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610) 
1684
Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 
1691
Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622) 
1701
William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock 
1752
William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663) 
1754
John Wood, architect/town planner, dies 
1783
James Otis, American lawyer, dies 
1785
William Woollett, engraver, dies 
1786
Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746) 
1786
Móric Benyovszky, Benyovszky, the rebel count 
1813
Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772) 
1825
Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia 
1834
Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 
1834
Charles Wesley, Cast Away 
1838
John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75 
1841
Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76 
1842
Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34 
1846
Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778) 
1851
Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69 
1855
Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797) 
1857
Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789) 
1860
Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies 
1867
Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74 
1868
Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809) 
1875
Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78 
1881
Kit Carson, frontiersman, dies 
1881
Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies 
1883
Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies 
1883
Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Norwid 
1886
Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795) 
1887
Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74 
1891
Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73 
1893
Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (b. 1805) 
1895
Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96 
1897
Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34 
1905
Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75 
1906
Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78 
1906
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House 
1908
Francois Coppee, French poet, dies 
1908
François Coppée, Une femme innocente 
1913
Sandro Camasio, T'ho ancor baciato, or muoio lieta! 
1920
Svetozar Boroević, Austrian field marshal (b. 1856) 
1926
Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73 
1928
Xena Longenová, Prach a broky 
1932
Lady Augusta Gregory, The Rising of the Moon 
1934
Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23 
1934
Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush 
1934
Clyde Barrow,  
1934
Bonnie Parker,  
1936
Henri de Régnier, The Sorrow of the Beautiful Woman 
1937
John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla 
1937
John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97 
1937
John D. Rockefeller, Freakonomics 
1937
Chester Bishop, Missing Daughters 
1938
Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70 
1939
Margarete Böhme, Diary of a Lost Girl 
1940
Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies 
1940
Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35 
1940
George O'Neil, Intermezzo: A Love Story 
1941
Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies 
1941
Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45 
1943
William Aberhart, Branding Irons of the Antichrist 
1943
Kenan Hulusi Koray, The Marsh 
1944
John Barton Oxford, The Man Tamer 
1944
Richard Barker Shelton, The Availing Prayer 
1945
Else Mantzius, En Æresoprejsning 
1945
Heinrich Himmler, Triumph of the Will 
1945
Armand Bour, La terre 
1946
Billy Sullivan, The Winner 
1947
C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68 
1947
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, War in the Highlands 
1947
Minnie Dupree, The Young in Heart 
1947
Per Kvist, De vergeløse 
1947
Nanine Wright, The Mysterious Witness 
1947
Florette Faulkner, The Kid 
1949
Gilmore Walker, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
1949
Bert Baldridge, Linda 
1950
Joseph Gollomb, Murder at the Vanities 
1951
Antonio Gandusio, We Were Seven Widows 
1951
Henri Goublier, Fièvres 
1952
Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85 
1953
Florence Dudley, Slaves in Bondage 
1954
H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies 
1954
Doumel, La belle Madame Moyse 
1955
Charles Groves, The Winslow Boy 
1955
Maurice Lagrenée, La treizième enquête de Grey 
1956
George M. Williamson, How Life Begins 
1957
Alfonso Muñoz, Don Quintin the Bitter 
1958
Thorpe Bates, The Small Man 
1958
Harry Crocker, The Circus 
1959
Lauri Näre, Meidän poikamme 
1959
Eric Orbom, Spartacus 
1960
Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies 
1960
Harry Mancke, Out of the Past 
1960
Sol Polito, Arsenic and Old Lace 
1961
Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53 
1961
Henri Jullien, Les joyeuses noces de Saint-Lolo 
1961
William O'Neal, Annie Get Your Gun 
1962
David Curtiz, Young Man with a Horn 
1962
Olga Leino, Meidän poikamme 
1963
Eddy Howard, The Green Mile 
1965
David Smith, sculptor, dies 
1965
Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897) 
1966
Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79 
1966
Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902) 
1967
Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58 
1967
Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30 
1967
Philip Coolidge, North by Northwest 
1968
James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81 
1968
Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72 
1968
J.C. Watson, Coy and Goldie Watson 
1968
Coy Watson Sr., The Thief of Bagdad 
1969
Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79 
1969
Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74 
1969
Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83 
1970
Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68 
1973
Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57 
1974
Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies 
1974
Óscar Pulido, School for Tramps 
1975
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81 
1976
Henry Cecil, Brothers in Law 
1978
Reg Owen, The Man Who Knew Too Little 
1979
Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79 
1979
Frank Ceniceros, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1981
George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83 
1981
Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911) 
1981
David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909) 
1981
Rayner Heppenstall, Leviathan 
1981
Claire Rochelle, Boothill Brigade 
1981
Joaquín Roa, Viridiana 
1981
Edwin Mills, Monsieur Verdoux 
1982
Karl Fochler, Sissi 
1982
Bertil Danielsson, Viggen Viggo 
1983
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84 
1983
Eve Gray, Scrooge 
1984
Luisa Rossi, Ecce bombo 
1984
Väinö Vento, Sininen Saimaa 
1984
Gisella Monaldi, Bellissima 
1985
Madame Lou, Rio Fantasia 
1985
Sune Bergström, The Night Watchman's Wife 
1985
Russell Custer, The Man Who Could Read Minds 
1986
Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70 
1986
Frank P. Quinn, Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 
1986
Sterling Hayden, The Godfather 
1986
Doyle Brooks, The Bumper 
1987
Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86 
1987
Michèle Cordoue, The Proud and the Beautiful 
1987
Robert E. Sessa, The Witches of Eastwick 
1987
Humphrey Davis, Annie Hall 
1987
Olaf Böök Malmström, Thorvaldsen 
1987
Bengt Lindström, Kvarnen 
1988
David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73 
1988
Guido Orlando, Breathless 
1989
Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915) 
1989
Jerzy Bossak, Requiem dla 500 tysiecy 
1989
Thomas Coley, Dr. Cyclops 
1989
Georgi Tovstonogov, Khanuma 
1989
Ansa Ikonen, Pikajuna pohjoiseen 
1989
Iosif Shapiro, King Lear 
1990
Elliott Lewis, Herb's Little Helper 
1991
Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies 
1991
Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies 
1991
William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30 
1991
Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895) 
1991
Fletcher Markle, Studio One in Hollywood 
1991
Wilhelm Kempff, The Truman Show 
1991
Jonas Halperin, Paint Your Wagon 
1992
Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies 
1992
Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered 
1992
Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mire qué lindo es mi país 
1992
Giovanni Falcone, Episode dated 26 September 1991 
1992
William Keene, Days of Our Lives 
1993
James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77 
1993
Manezinho Araújo, Amor Para Três 
1993
James Millhollin, The After Hours 
1993
Norman Breedlove, The Party 
1993
Bernard Sell, Crazy Knights 
1994
Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82 
1994
Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65 
1994
Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (b. 1951) 
1994
Edward Coppo, The Beast of the City 
1994
Oscar Saul, A Streetcar Named Desire 
1994
Joe Pass, Just Cause 
1994
George de Godzinsky, Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes 
1994
Ronald Hanmer, All That Glitters/Wishing You Well 
1995
Ingo Wentrup, Jeppe på bjerget 
1995
Joe Walter, The Golden Age 
1996
Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81 
1996
Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61 
1996
Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77 
1996
Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber (b. 1941) 
1996
Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber (b. 1955) 
1996
Gene Corso, Star Wars 
1996
Eliseo Boschi, The Gospel According to St. Matthew 
1996
Bernd Klodt,  
1996
Claude Gillingwater Jr., Citizen Kane 
1996
Dorothy Hyson, The Ghoul 
1996
Kurt Uchima, Major League 
1996
Sim Iness, Lady Godiva of Coventry 
1996
Peter Pasetti, Spätere Heirat erwünscht oder Pallü ist ein Spiel 
1996
Patrick Cargill, Help! 
1997
Early Cantrell, Open Season for Saps 
1997
Joe Zomar, 1941 
1997
Frances E. Nealy, Ghostbusters 
1997
Rosita Garcia, Love in Morocco 
1997
Stan Green, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
1997
Dorothy Gulliver, Faces 
1998
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts, Count Dracula 
1998
Ebbe Rode, Gertrud 
1998
Vic Vallejo, Giant 
1998
Kalevi Kahra, The Wrestler 
1999
Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965) 
1999
Joel Lawrence, Roadracers 
1999
Connie McCauley, The Odd Couple II 
1999
Luigi Santucci, A grande richiesta 
1999
Owen Hart, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows 
1999
Heimo Karppinen, Pekka ja Pätkä sammakkomiehinä 
2000
Vincent Sklena, Breakin' 
2000
Art Reichle, Winner Takes All 
2001
Lita Chevret, The Fatal Hour 
2001
Francis Ruivivar, Passion 
2001
Edward Coch, Don Gringo 
2001
Jamileh Sheikhi, Leila 
2001
Ibrahim Abu Lughod, Salt of This Sea 
2001
Harry Townes, The Four of Us Are Dying 
2001
Jean Champion, Day for Night 
2001
Philson Ahn, Buck Rogers 
2002
Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912) 
2002
James D. Morris, Wild Horse Hank 
2002
Sam Snead, Harpo Marx 
2002
Roy Field, Superman 
2002
Albert Carrier, Scarface 
2002
Mary Lanier, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me 
2002
Umberto Bindi, Rocco and His Brothers 
2002
Dorothy Spencer, Stagecoach 
2002
Bob Van Bael, Blijf jong 
2003
Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933) 
2003
Horst Friedrich Mayer, Episode dated 6 February 1997 
2003
Michael Rademacher, Neighbours 
2003
Jean Yanne, Weekend 
2003
Fred W. Berger, The Hot Rock 
2003
Kerstin Berger, På heder och skoj 
2004
Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919) 
2004
Henry Ries, A Tale of Two Cities 
2004
Vernon Jarrett, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 
2004
Elsebeth Reingaard, Om ti minutter 
2004
Adele Leigh, Davy 
2004
Trudy Marshall, The Sullivans 
2004
Charles B. Smith, Korean War Stories 
2004
Ryszard Wojciechowski, Pozegnanie z diablem 
2005
Arrelia, O Barbeiro Que Se Vira 
2005
Nancy Irish, Over the Hill 
2005
Cicely Paget-Bowman, Crowning Glory 
2006
Clifford Antone, American businessman (b. 1949) 
2006
Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921) 
2006
Frits Bernard, American activist (b. 1920) 
2006
Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921) 
2006
Max Meynier, Le juste prix 
2006
Clifford Antone, Death Proof 
2006
Ian Copeland, R.E.M. by MTV 
2006
Paul Helmick, Rio Bravo 
2006
Lucina Paquet, Groundhog Day 
2006
Lloyd Bentsen, The Heroic Posture 
2006
Dodie Foster, The Color of Money 
2006
Genee Boutell, The Fighting Cowboy 
2006
Seweryn Dalecki, The Hourglass Sanatorium 
2006
Ángel Fernández, Las dos Elenas 
2006
Kazimierz Górski, Pilkarski poker 
2007
Elías Mar, Message to Sandra 
2007
Raymond C. Gallagher, Men Who Brought the Dawn 
2007
Franco Vitale, Opera 
2007
Monique Bosco, À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre 
2007
Ichirô Murakoshi, Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo 
2007
Kei Kumai, The Sea Is Watching 
2008
David Mitton, British television director (b. 1939) 
2008
Rico Cymone, Laughing Dead 
2008
Kenneth Lawson, Face the Music 
2008
Rita Christiani, Happy Go Lucky 
2008
Roberto Freire, Cleo e Daniel 
2008
Marko Stanic, Underground 
2008
Heinz Kwiatkowski, The Miracle of Bern 
2008
Utah Phillips, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind 
2008
David Mitton, A Close Shave 
2008
Alan Brien, Episode #1.5 
2008
Cornell Capa, The Decisive Moment 
2008
Marie Kalish, Traveler 
2009
Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea (b. 1946) 
2009
Jacek Niezychowski, Kochajmy syrenki 
2009
Barbara Rudnik, Come Sweet Death 
2009
Edward J. Lakso, The Connection 
2009
Franklin Littell, To Bear Witness 
2009
Charles Albury, Men Who Brought the Dawn 
2009
Julie Bescos, Mutiny on the Bounty 
2010
Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972) 
2010
Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970) 
2010
Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929) 
2010
Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914) 
2010
Jack Breeze, The Silent Partner 
2010
Jose Lima, The Value of Honesty 
2010
Wilfried Labmeier, Der Skorpion 
2010
Heraclio Niz Mesa, Alerte aux Canaries 
2010
Irwin Rosten, The Incredible Machine 
2010
Simon Monjack, Factory Girl 
2010
Janice Hubka, Interim 
2010
Mikhail Shatrov, Shestoe iyulya 
2011
Lyudmila Pisareva, Dozhdi po vsey territorii 
2011
Slawomir Misiurewicz, Uszczelka 
2011
Elizabeth Burgess, Two Tickets to Broadway 
2011
Roberto Sosa, Un crucero 
2011
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr., Episode dated 27 January 1954 
2011
Michele Fawdon, Cathy's Child 
2011
Harry Redmond Jr., The Princess and the Pirate 
2011
Abdias do Nascimento, Cinco vezes Favela 
2011
Elmar Schloter, The Nasty Girl 
2011
Tom Hennesy, Big Jake 
2012
Joseph Lesniewski, soldier (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), dies at 91 
2012
Paul Fussell, American historian, dies from natural causes at 88 
2012
Joe Lesniewski, Band of Brothers 
2012
Eva Hassencamp, Meine Bücher - meine Freunde 
2012
Paul Fussell, A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 
2012
Al Gordon, Jack's Tattoo 
2012
Marigold Sharman, Crown in Jeopardy 
2012
John Blake, Farnborough International 1996 
2012
Hal Jackson, Rockin' the Blues 
2013
Flynn Robinson, 1970 NBA All-Star Game 
2013
Jim Gross, Graveyard Shift 
2013
Hazel Hawke, The Big 'A' 
2013
Richard Fallon, Confessions of a Florist 
2013
Georges Moustaki, The Bucket List 
2014
Elliot Rodger, Oh My God 
2014
Anand Modak, Harishchandrachi Factory 
2014
Nikolai Pastukhov, Mute Witness 
2014
Michael Gottlieb, Mannequin 
2014
Vince Davis, Problem Child 
2014
Mona Freeman, The Heiress 
2015
John Carter, Scarface 
2015
Ray Neyer, Helping Hands 
2015
Anne Meara, All My Children 
2015
Gerd Käfer, Das perfekte Promi-Dinner in Kitzbühel 
2015
Liv Marit Wedvik, 71° nord - Norges tøffeste kjendis 
2015
Kent Hansen, En ny virkelighed 
2015
John Nash, Inside a Beautiful Mind 
2015
Hugh Ambrose, Peleliu Landing 
2015
Alicia Nash, John Nash's Beautiful Mind/Poisonous Stew/Dame Judi 
2015
Peter 'Pete' Fatovich, The Best of John Belushi 
2016
Czech graphic artist Adolf Born dies aged 85 
2016
Ex-Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Collapses On-Stage, Dies Aged 51 
2016
Sandor Tarics, World's Oldest Living Olympic Champion, Dies At 102 
2017
Nicky Hayden, former Moto GP world champion, dies aged 35 after accident in Italy 
2017
Former Welsh Olympic discus thrower Philippa Roles dies aged just 39 
2018
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85 
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