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1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

2005Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

May 26th Deaths
Date Event
604
Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605) 
735
Bede (Beda Venerabilis), English historian and monk, (b. circa 672 or 673) 
818
Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (b. 766) 
1055
Margrave Adalbert of Austria 
1421
Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (1413-21). B. 1389. 
1512
Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62 
1595
Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 
1609
Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried 
1648
Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597) 
1653
Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588) 
1679
Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636) 
1685
Charles II, Elector Palatine (b. 1651) 
1703
Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 
1742
Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672) 
1753
Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies 
1762
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714) 
1799
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714) 
1814
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, officially named the Guillotine (b. 1789) 
1818
Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies 
1824
Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751) 
1831
Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies 
1831
Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798) 
1832
Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59 
1840
Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764) 
1864
Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71 
1868
Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution 
1871
Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54 
1873
August Conradi, composer, dies at 51 
1876
Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77 
1880
John Curwen, composer, dies at 63 
1881
Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824) 
1883
Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808) 
1883
Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788) 
1886
Charles d'Albert, The Heiress 
1891
Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67 
1902
Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839) 
1904
Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857) 
1905
Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies 
1907
Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847) 
1907
Ida McKinley, President and Mrs. McKinley 
1908
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69 
1912
Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61 
1912
Jan Blockx, Waar het groeide 
1919
Pál Gozsdu, Köd 
1924
Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67 
1924
Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65 
1926
S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard 
1926
Max Laurence, The Eyes of the Mummy 
1927
Béla Szenes, Az okos mama 
1929
L.D. Littlefield, The Man from Beyond 
1929
J. Bodewalt Lampe, Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears 
1929
Condé B. Pallen, Luring Shadows 
1931
Adele Windsor, True to the Navy 
1932
Jose Corazon de Jesus, Arista ang aking asawa 
1932
Joseph Jackson, One Way Passage 
1933
Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35 
1933
Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860) 
1933
Jimmie Rodgers, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
1938
John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81 
1938
James Forbes, Their Own Desire 
1939
Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74 
1939
Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies 
1939
Ralph Remley, Make Way for Tomorrow 
1941
John Underhill, Hush 
1941
Godfrey Craig, The Man from Nevada 
1941
Ebba Kjerulf, Fristerinden 
1942
Attila Petheö, Az ördög hegedüse 
1942
Libero Bovio, Chains 
1942
Georg Victor Mendel, Mamsell unnütz 
1943
Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49 
1943
Edsel Ford,  
1944
C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies 
1944
Darrell Ware, Down Argentine Way 
1946
Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies 
1946
Petrine Sonne, Bedstemor går amok 
1946
Joseph Medill Patterson, A Little Brother of the Rich 
1947
Margrete Jespersen, Caros død 
1948
Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886) 
1948
Theodor Morell,  
1948
Torsten Bergström, Vallfarten till Kevlaar 
1949
Euday L. Bowman, Tower Heist 
1950
Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies 
1951
Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71 
1951
John Piffle, Friendly Enemies 
1951
Lincoln Ellsworth, Roald Amundsen - Ellsworths flyveekspedition 1925 
1952
Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55 
1952
Friedrich Burau, Der Sinn des Lebens 
1952
Richard Rober, Father's Little Dividend 
1953
Albert Spalding, Albert Spalding 
1953
Vedat Örfi Bengü, Atesten gömlek 
1953
George Hamer, Rope of Sand 
1954
Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74 
1954
Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (b. 1900) 
1956
Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 
1956
Al Simmons,  
1957
Robert Lawson, Ferdinand the Bull 
1958
Ray June, Funny Face 
1958
Les Savage Jr., Return to Warbow 
1959
Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78 
1959
Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57 
1959
Joe Kelly, The Quiz Kids No. Q1-5 
1959
Joe Gilbert, Momentum 
1959
Ed Walsh, World Series Baseball Game 
1960
Georgi-Dzhon Popov, Heroes of Shipka 
1962
Maurice Winnick, Episode #1.26 
1963
Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53 
1964
Pat MacDonnell, Caesar and Cleopatra 
1964
Jack Kenny, Beauty and Bullets 
1966
Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 
1966
Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86 
1966
Don Castle, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 
1966
Harry Brown, Our Daily Bread 
1967
Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60 
1967
George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64 
1968
William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30) 
1968
Joseph MacDonald, The Sand Pebbles 
1969
Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77 
1969
Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937) 
1969
Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889) 
1971
John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70 
1973
Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81 
1974
Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96 
1974
Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941) 
1976
Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86 
1976
Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared" 
1977
Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63 
1977
William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35 
1977
Jesse Munden, The Glory Brigade 
1977
Rafael López Somoza, ¡Se armó el belén! 
1978
Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887) 
1978
Tamara Karsavina, Hanseaten 
1978
L. Allen Dealey, When Snakeville Struck Oil 
1978
Henry Hite, Monster a-Go Go 
1979
George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75 
1979
George Brent, Dark Victory 
1979
Michael Mansfeld, The Bridge 
1980
Haig Manoogian, Raging Bull 
1980
Haldane Douglas, For Whom the Bell Tolls 
1980
Franz Bachelin, Stalag 17 
1981
Jack Gertsman, The Fly 
1982
Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer dies aged 97 
1982
Beirne Lay Jr., Twelve O'Clock High 
1983
Anders Andelius, The Hook 
1983
Jack Carry, Street of Hate 
1983
Charles Keane, Career Girl 
1983
Dianne Galke, Play Only with Me 
1984
Lena Wilczynska, Vabank 
1984
Fahro Konjhodzic, The Marathon Family 
1985
Harold Hecht, Marty 
1986
Peggy Ann Clifford, Kind Hearts and Coronets 
1986
Gian-Carlo Coppola, Apocalypse Now 
1986
Flávio Cavalcanti, O Homem de Papel 
1986
Gunnar Björnstrand, The Seventh Seal 
1986
Randy Digrazio, Once Bitten 
1987
Blanche Dee, Hallelujah the Hills 
1988
Niela Goodelle, Air Parade 
1988
Juan Orol, Gángsters contra charros 
1988
Jim Carmichael, The Flintstone Comedy Hour 
1989
Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927) 
1989
Raymond Craddock, Pete's Dragon 
1989
Ray Craddock, Six Bridges to Cross 
1989
Elzbieta Osterwa, Kobieta w kapeluszu 
1989
Phineas Newborn Jr., Piano Blues 
1989
Don Revie, Soccer's Hard Men 
1989
Albert Woodbury, My Fair Lady 
1990
Hans Schellbach, Der Fall Kapitän Behrens. Fremdenlegionäre an Bord 
1990
Chris McGregor, Kongi's Harvest 
1990
Miss Wicks, The Idle Class 
1990
Hope Drown, Hollywood 
1990
Gerhard Brinkmann, Weihnachtspost für Jakob 
1991
Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41 
1991
Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50 
1991
Lance, Leo & Lance 
1991
Bogic Boskovic, Tesna koza 
1991
Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls 
1991
Eugène Lourié, Limelight 
1991
Claudine Dupuis, Quai des Orfèvres 
1992
Hans Epskamp, Der Drache 
1992
Ashalata Biswas, Shreeman Funtoosh 
1992
Bob Labansat, The Beast of Yucca Flats 
1992
Edmund Beloin, Road to Rio 
1993
Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91 
1993
Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78 
1993
Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90 
1993
Jack Priestley, Across 110th Street 
1993
Joseph Pulitzer Jr., Lust for Life 
1993
John H. uit den Bogaard, Hotel De witte raaf 
1994
George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84 
1994
Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53 
1994
Lev Golub, Girl Seeks Father 
1994
Sonny Sharrock, Following Sean 
1994
George Ball, On Our Way: U.S.A. - 1939-1942 
1994
Ross Durfee, The Kentucky Fried Movie 
1995
Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88 
1995
Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61 
1995
Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65 
1995
Eriprando Visconti, Oedipus orca 
1995
Friz Freleng, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour 
1995
Tony Azito, The Addams Family 
1995
Stefan Banica, Uncle Marin, the Billionaire 
1995
Jack Jones, Fighting Through 
1996
Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76 
1996
Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45 
1996
E. Pat Hall, Chattahoochee 
1996
Mike Sharperson, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets 
1997
Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90 
1997
Roger Saltel, Le dernier quart d'heure 
1997
Masao Tamai, Godzilla 
1998
Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73 
1998
Emil Braginskiy, Office Romance 
1999
Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906) 
1999
Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898) 
1999
Paul Sacher, Meta-Mecano 
1999
Eduard Sadjil, Sastanak muzicara - Jam session 
1999
Brita Bednarzyk, Knockin' on Heaven's Door 
1999
Shayne Worcester, Reindeer Games 
1999
Ethel Edwards, Martha & Ethel 
1999
David Millin, Last of the Few 
2000
Matt Bowkett, Bonjour Timothy 
2000
Sô Yamamura, Tora! Tora! Tora! 
2000
Alice Robert, The Sweetness of Loving 
2000
Samuel A. Taylor, Sabrina 
2000
William L. McCaughey, The Deer Hunter 
2001
Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937) 
2001
Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934) 
2001
Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952) 
2001
Krum Krumov, S detza na more 
2001
Dona Massin, The Wizard of Oz 
2001
Ina Bernstein, Amityville: The Evil Escapes 
2001
Murilo Nery, Um Marido Sem... É Como um Jardim Sem Flores 
2001
Dea Trier Mørch, Winterborn 
2001
Anne Haney, Liar Liar 
2002
Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932) 
2002
Milica Stanivuk, Tight Skin 2 
2002
Nathan Smith, Sunshine Hotel 
2002
Orlando Carrió, Episode #1.1 
2002
Cassandra Danz, Nine 1/2 Weeks 
2003
Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919) 
2003
Burr DeBenning, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 
2003
Gerald Hawkins, The Lost City of Nasca 
2003
Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber 
2003
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella, The Claudia Case 
2003
Pierre Duncan, Bibiche 
2004
Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931) 
2004
Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934) 
2004
Nikolay Vingranovskiy, Klimko 
2004
Frans Buyens, Tango Tango 
2005
Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99 
2005
Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928) 
2005
Dale Velzy, Slippery When Wet 
2005
Chico Carrasquel, 1953 MLB All-Star Game 
2005
Eddie Albert, The Longest Day 
2005
Halina Drohocka, Dom na pustkowiu 
2005
Roman Hemala, Dungeons & Dragons 
2006
Édouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin (b. 1963) 
2006
Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919) 
2006
J.A. Graf von Kielmannsegg, How Hitler Lost the War 
2006
Betty Spell, La meilleure bobonne 
2006
Ted Schroeder, Unforgettable: The Little Mo Connolly Story 
2006
Michael Croucher, Leap in the Dark 
2006
Ric Mancini, General Hospital 
2006
Edouard Michelin, Oil on Ice 
2006
Stepán Konícek, Mulholland Dr. 
2007
J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942) 
2007
Harry Frazier, Deep Cover 
2007
George Greeley, Small Wonder 
2007
Aubrey Singer, The Buck Calder Experience 
2007
Phyllis Flax, Black Magic Woman 
2007
Phyllis Sellick, 49th Parallel 
2007
James Beck, Divine Light: A Frank Mason Perspective 
2007
Jirina Fikejzová, Rebels 
2007
Vera Bublíková, Kdybych dnes mohl znovu chodit do skoly 
2007
Ace Rollins, Spirit of the Wind 
2008
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934) 
2008
Lauren Nicole Zussman, On Location at Lake Powell with TheBikiniNetwork.com 
2008
Kelly Schroeder, Halloween 5 
2008
Russell T. Butterbach, Zodiac 
2008
George Garrett, Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster 
2008
Earle Hagen, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
2008
Christine Fersen, Les ritals 
2008
Sydney Pollack, Tootsie 
2009
Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965) 
2009
Péter Jankura, Csajok 
2009
Peter Zezel, Youngblood 
2009
Daniel Marusic, Bella Biondina 
2009
Aubrey Wells, Coal Miner's Daughter 
2009
Kaoru Kurimoto, Cabaret 
2009
Ronald Takaki, Picture Bride 
2009
Marek Walczewski, Wesele 
2009
Michael Ross, Three's Company 
2009
Roman Vildan, Father of a Soldier 
2010
Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928) 
2010
Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912) 
2010
Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956) 
2010
Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949) 
2010
Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965) 
2010
Jean Constantin, Uncle Marin, the Billionaire 
2010
Art Linkletter, Kids Say the Darndest Things 
2010
Judy Lynn, Sing It Again 
2010
Patricia Stevens, Crimes of Passion 
2010
Arthur Herzog III, The Swarm 
2011
Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920) 
2011
Peter Boom, Apartment in Athens 
2011
Valerie Fields, Boob Cruise '97 
2011
Darrell R. Grimes, Baadasssss! 
2011
Flick Colby, Saturday Night Grease 
2011
Donna J. Dickson, Rain Man 
2011
Bill Troy, The Golden Man 
2012
Orhan Boran, Yildirim Beyazit ve Timurlenk 
2012
Jerry Christian, Duel 
2012
Jean Morton, Tingha and Tucker Club 
2012
Aline Van Dine, Crabapple Jelly 
2012
Hans Schmidt,  
2012
Leo Dillon, People: A Musical Celebration 
2013
Jack Vance, American science fiction author, dies at 96 
2013
Ivanka Grybcheva, The Hedgehogs' War 
2013
John Holbrook Vance, Bad Ronald 
2013
Erika Zahn, Wetzlar ist nicht Washington 
2013
Ursula Hickey, Daddy's Little Girl 
2013
Fernand Bonnevie, Les bronzés font du ski 
2013
Otto Muehl, Wehrertüchtigung 
2013
Guy Carcassonne, La ve République et ses monarques 
2013
Sparkly Devil, Broad Daylight 
2013
Lotte Koch, Morituri 
2013
Hildegard Krekel, The Hitch of It 
2014
Morten Parker, The Fight: Science Against Cancer 
2014
Anna Berger, Deep Cover 
2014
Manuel Uribe, Shrinking the World's Heaviest Man 
2014
Rosemary Davis, Tons of Money 
2014
Grahame Duffield, The Bananas Boat 
2015
Bob Hornery, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 
2015
Rocky Frisco, Crossroads Guitar Festival 
2015
Jackie Fielding, Episode #1.7838 
2015
Vicente Aranda, Libertarias 
2015
Claudio Caligari, Don't Be Bad 
2015
John Pinder, Hello Possums 
2016
Jos Hoffmann,: Luxembourg City's notorious "king of the night" dies aged 82 
2016
Former Coventry City midfielder Ian Gibson dies aged 73 
2016
Famous Writer, Translator Yang Jiang Dies, Aged 105 
2016
Tributes pour in after Top Gear driver Neil Cunningham dies, aged 52 
2016
Jennifer Aniston's mum Nancy Dow dies, aged 79 
2017
Italian fashion designer Laura Biagotti dies aged 73 
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