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2009Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74

1975Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53

1910Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies at 66

2000Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

May 27th Deaths
Date Event
366
Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 326) 
866
Ordono I, King of Asturia (850-66), dies 
927
Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria (b. 864 or 865) 
1039
Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies 
1178
Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies 
1444
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404) 
1508
Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55 
1525
Thomas Muentzer, German rebel leader 
1541
Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473) beheaded for treason in Tower of London by Henry VIII 
1549
Lijsbeth Dirksdr, Fries antabaptist, drowns 
1564
Jean Caulvin, [John Calvin], priest/church reformer, dies at 54 
1569
Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies 
1576
Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44 
1580
Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum, dies 
1596
Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies 
1610
François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578) 
1615
Marguerite de Valois, queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553) 
1627
Everhardus van Bronchorst, lawyer, dies at 73 
1638
Nicolas Forme, composer, dies at 71 
1652
Jacques Huyn, composer, dies at 39 
1661
Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53 
1675
Gaspard Dughet, French painter (b. 1613) 
1690
Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63 
1702
Dominique Bouhours, French critic (b. 1628) 
1707
Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640) 
1708
Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 
1768
Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies 
1781
Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716) 
1790
Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89 
1797
Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36 
1831
Jedediah Smith, American explorer (b. 1799) 
1840
Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 57 
1840
Niccolò Paganini, Shine 
1855
Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies 
1863
Edward Payson Chapin, Union Brigadier General, dies at 31 
1876
Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies 
1878
Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49 
1887
Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86 
1896
Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies 
1896
Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839) 
1902
Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies 
1910
Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies at 66 
1911
Prins Hans, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
1914
Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies 
1916
Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies 
1916
Joseph-Simon Galliéni,  
1918
Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80 
1919
Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848) 
1922
Barry Baxter, Captain Swift 
1924
Aaron Hoffman, Friendly Enemies 
1924
Frank Farrington, On the Brink of the Abyss 
1925
Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia 
1925
Fred R. Stanton, The Spirit of Good 
1926
Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904) 
1927
J. Alfred Tanner, The Vagabond's Valse 
1927
Oscar Stribolt, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 
1930
Elmore Elliott Peake, His Divorced Wife 
1930
Alice Knowland, No Wedding Bells for Me 
1934
Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies 
1935
Hermann Böttcher, Vier um die Frau 
1939
Joseph Roth, Austria journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44 
1939
Joseph Roth, The Legend of the Holy Drinker 
1941
AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76 
1941
Ernst Lindemann,  
1941
Günther Lütjens,  
1941
Hans Karl Gottschalk, White Ecstasy 
1943
Mieczyslaw Wegrzyn, Kobieta 
1944
Mary Lou Cook, Fits and Benefits 
1945
Lew Payton, Jezebel 
1945
Ferdinand Munier, Queen Christina 
1946
Anna Olin, Pojkarna på Storholmen 
1947
Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885) 
1947
Theodore Seixas Solomons, The Barbarian 
1949
Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY 
1949
Robert L. Ripley, Believe It or Not #2 
1949
Fred Stanley, Riley the Cop 
1950
James Altwies, The Set-Up 
1950
Leon Weaver, Jeepers Creepers 
1951
Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies 
1953
Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868) 
1954
Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies 
1954
Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando, Kaiser Joseph und die Bahnwärterstochter 
1954
Arthur Tavares, Germatic Love 
1955
Charles Stevens, Bluebeard 
1955
Eva Sawyer, Her Lesson 
1955
Sol Michaels, Charlie Chan at the Opera 
1956
Emmy Schønfeld, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 
1957
Julia Neilson, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor 
1958
Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46 
1958
Samuel Stritch, US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies 
1958
Eddie Littell, The Cycle of Fate 
1958
Walter Lesch, Jä-soo! 
1958
Ainslie Pryor, The Left Handed Gun 
1960
Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65 
1960
George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74 
1960
James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877) 
1960
Tarva Penna, The Avenging Hand 
1960
James Montgomery Flagg, The Good Sport 
1962
Mack Stengler, King of the Zombies 
1962
Charles Fremdling, In Old Chicago 
1962
Xenia Desni, Der Turm des Schweigens 
1962
Mae Gaston, The Balance 
1963
Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered 
1964
Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74 
1964
Gilbert McAllister, Comin' Thro the Rye 
1964
Mary Jane Gumm, La Fiesta de Santa Barbara 
1966
Sven Melin, Farligt löfte 
1967
Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889) 
1968
Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30 
1969
Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43 
1970
Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78 
1971
Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62 
1975
Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53 
1975
Ezzard Charles, The Knockout Parade 
1976
Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80 
1977
Virginia Gumm, La Fiesta de Santa Barbara 
1978
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
1978
Hanns Obonya, Torment of the Flesh 
1978
Shelly Novack, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 
1980
Seiichi Suzuki, Sanshiro Sugata 
1980
Karin Granberg, The Andersson Family 
1981
János Pilinszky, Aranymadár 
1981
Reidar Särestöniemi, Reidarin värilliset aistimukset 
1981
Lennart Pilotti, Pistol 
1981
Arvo Tuominen, Stalinin kanava 
1983
Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67 
1983
Walter Kane, Night Parade 
1983
Arnold Van Wyk, The Eighth Plague 
1983
Joseph Lejtes, The Faithful City 
1983
Lilita Berzina, Zabytyje veshtchi 
1983
Peter Gibbons, Fraternity Row 
1983
Paul Mann, Inside Moves 
1983
Les Goldman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 
1984
Vasilije Mokranjac, Mars na Drinu 
1984
Humberto Robles Arenas, Los desarraigados 
1984
Milba K. Lloyd, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 
1984
Reginald Bosanquet, Knife in the Back 
1984
Vincent McMahon, WWF Championship Wrestling 
1985
Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80 
1985
Bobby Readick, Harrigan's Kid 
1985
Kay Campbell, All My Children 
1986
Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82 
1986
Isma'il Raji' al-Faruqi, Palestinian-born philosopher (b. 1921) 
1986
David Ellin, The Chosen 
1987
John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891) 
1987
Rafael Klatzkin, Ma'aseh B'Monit 
1987
Raphael Klatchkin, The Flying Matchmaker 
1987
Vladimir Koch, The Ninth Circle 
1987
Olof Eriksson, Ruuturitarit 
1987
Bruce Nugent, Before Stonewall 
1988
Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79 
1988
Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77 
1988
Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies 
1988
Hjördis Petterson, Children's Island 
1988
Florida Friebus, The Best Dressed Man 
1988
Leonard Borisevich, Posle svadby 
1988
Nello Segurini, Una donna prega 
1989
Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies 
1989
Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907) 
1990
Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908) 
1990
Christa Siems, Was sich neckt, das liebt sich 
1990
Gunnar 'Knas' Lindkvist, Vi hade i alla fall tur med vädret 
1990
Annibale Papetti, Diary of a Passion 
1990
Inna Gulaya, Kogda derevya byli bolshimi 
1990
Vladimir Pekar, Umka 
1990
Emmy van Swoll, Deel 11 
1990
Mieko Takamine, The Garden of Women 
1991
Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88 
1991
Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904) 
1991
James F. Collier, The Hiding Place 
1991
Jules Adger, Cabin in the Sky 
1991
Helge Mauritz, En vår i vapen 
1992
Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55 
1992
Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42 
1992
John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70 
1992
Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86 
1992
Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890) 
1992
Machiko Hasegawa, Episode dated 23 February 2014 
1992
Tony Accardo,  
1992
Vladimir Lippart, Ulitsa Nyutona, dom 1 
1992
John Myhers, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
1992
Ernie Winstanley, Detroit 9000 
1992
Jone Salinas, In the Name of the Law 
1993
Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies 
1993
Willem P G Assmann, Dutch MP, dies at 85 
1993
Jan Wiley, She-Wolf of London 
1993
Patti Sacks, Cover Girl 
1993
Serge Leroy, Le 4ème pouvoir 
1993
Rani, Dara 
1993
Bobby Joe Green, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs 
1993
Werner Stocker, Herbstmilch 
1993
Joe Gormley, Above Us the Earth 
1993
Betty Huntley-Wright, Gourmet Night 
1993
Roger MacDougall, The Man in the White Suit 
1994
Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87 
1994
Red Rodney, [Albino Red/The Red Arrow], bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66 
1994
Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95 
1994
Red Rodney, Bird 
1995
C W Stubblefield, music promoter, dies at 64 
1995
Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer, dies at 78 
1995
Zannino, Midnight Express 
1995
Olga Andre, The Hat Box Mystery 
1995
Armas Vallasvuo, The Unknown Soldier 
1995
Severn Darden, Battle for the Planet of the Apes 
1995
Coolidge Abel-Bey, Fragrance 
1996
Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79 
1996
Ivan Sutton, concert Promotoer, dies at 82 
1996
Jack Massey, groundsman, dies at 85 
1996
Zsuzsa Simon, Egy éj Velencében 
1996
Sándor Naszódy, John Hus 
1996
Frank Papp, The Aldrich Family 
1997
Daniel Nalbach, Street Smart 
1997
Matt Gunther, Idol Eyes 
1997
Gerhard Wollner, Didi und die Rache der Enterbten 
1997
Drago Mitrovic, Face to Face 
1997
Walter Janovitz, The Jazz Singer 
1997
Vruyr Panoyan, Life Triumphs 
1997
Henry Barakat, The Curlew's Cry 
1998
Mark Williams, Aliens 
1998
Kendall O'Connor, Cinderella 
1998
Desa Beric, Cipelice na asfaltu 
1998
Robert Muller, Woman of Straw 
1999
Leah Ray, Double or Nothing 
1999
Anna Strosová, Konecne si rozumíme 
1999
Francine Everett, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. 
1999
Gilda Sarmento, Episode dated 6 January 1975 
2000
Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917) 
2000
Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921) 
2000
Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912) 
2000
André Lacombe, The Bear 
2000
Inga Abel, Auf in die Fremde 
2000
Maurice Richard, Legends of Hockey 
2001
Ramon Bieri, American actor (b. 1929) 
2001
István Bozóky, A fejenincs Írástudó 
2001
Ramon Bieri, Badlands 
2001
Nikolay Eryomenko, Tsarskaya okhota 
2001
Helen Oakley Dance, Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing 
2001
Victor Kiam, Sylvia La Plage 
2002
Aimo Hiltunen, The Unknown Soldier 
2002
Henry A. Potter, Journey to the Screen: The Making of 'Pearl Harbor' 
2002
Vitali Solomin, Siberiade 
2002
Nandrea Lin, As the World Turns 
2003
Luciano Berio, Italian composer (b. 1925) 
2003
Tony Carreon, American Ninja 
2003
Luciano Berio, Rondò 
2003
Frances Arndt, Staying Together 
2003
Ernie Wallengren, Pilot 
2003
John Carlyle, Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet 
2003
Dave Monahan, Vitaphone Diversions 
2003
Dave Monahan, Tortoise Beats Hare 
2003
Verdi Boyer, West Point of the Air 
2003
François Bondy, Am Anfang war der Dieb 
2004
Werner Tübke, Das Gewissen 
2004
Patience Cleveland, Donnie Darko 
2004
Hildegard Wensch, Rückwärts 
2004
Romolo Siena, Crazy Boat 
2004
Ryszard Ber, Cudzoziemka 
2004
Victor Reuther, Truman: Part I 
2004
Gilbert Servien, Dirty Hands 
2005
Lee Jones Schoenburg, Making 'The Misfits' 
2005
Vojka Cordic, We Are Not Angels 
2005
Dan Sales, Alone in the Dark 
2005
Gordon Felio, Okay Bill 
2005
Max Lundgren, Gangsterfilmen 
2005
Charles von Luttichau, How Hitler Lost the War 
2005
Marion Pertwee, Bill Pertwee 
2005
Nikolai Gudz, Sovist 
2005
Annamirl Bierbichler, The Last Hole 
2005
Wojciech Standello, Austeria 
2005
Joe Morheim, The Happy Road 
2006
Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966) 
2006
Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939) 
2006
Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928) 
2006
Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949) 
2006
Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944) 
2006
Alex Toth, Space Ghost 
2006
Judy J. Kushner, A Night to Dismember 
2006
Derek Scott, Dyan Cannon 
2006
Thelma Leeds, The Toast of New York 
2006
Barbara Cohen, The Nightmare Before Christmas 
2006
Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Shadow Kill 
2006
David Butler, Jesus of Nazareth 
2006
Mübeccel Vardar, Lovelorn 
2006
Paul Gleason, Die Hard 
2007
Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967) 
2007
Ed Yost, American inventor (b. 1919) 
2007
Gretchen Wyler, American actress (b. 1932) 
2007
Paul Edward Yost, The Great Bank Robbery 
2007
Bengt Ellis, Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon 
2007
Coda Crowder, College Holiday 
2007
G. Srinivasan, Guru 
2007
Gretchen Wyler, Private Benjamin 
2007
Brian Tooley,  
2007
Izumi Sakai, The Friends 
2008
Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900) 
2008
Jim Duffy, The Running Man 
2008
Farlan Myers, Tarzan and the Mermaids 
2008
Tsun-Shou Sung, Di er dao cai hong 
2009
Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74 
2009
Jack Reilly, The Mike Douglas Show 
2009
Stephen Cinabro, U.S. Marshals 
2009
Jacek Maziarski, Pejzaz horyzontalny 
2009
Sumner Lyon, A for Achievement 
2009
Leina Krespi, Joanna Francesa 
2009
Paul Sharratt, Laura McKenzie's Traveler 
2010
Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929) 
2010
Yvonne Howell, Hop Off 
2010
John Finn, Tora Tora Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor 
2010
Peter J. Hall, Doctor Faustus 
2010
Peter Keefe, Denver, the Last Dinosaur 
2010
Payut Ngaokrachang, The Adventure of Sudsakorn 
2011
Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950) 
2011
Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974) 
2011
Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949) 
2011
Margo Dydek, Episode #6.105 
2011
Ricardo Cassinelli, La Périchole 
2011
Ernestine Mercer, Casper 
2011
Brandon Everage, 2003 Rose Bowl 
2011
Gregg Sherwood, The Golden Gloves Story 
2011
Janet Brown, For Your Eyes Only 
2011
Clair E. Leucart, A Few Good Men 
2011
Johnny Brewer, 1965 NFL Championship Game 
2011
Ralph Schoenfeld, Lafe Lingers On 
2011
Armando Bandini, Ace High 
2011
Jeff Conaway, Grease 
2011
Skot Bradford, My Short Film 
2011
Gil Scott-Heron, State of Play 
2012
Zita Kabátová, Autumn Spring 
2012
Johnny Tapia, Tapia 
2012
David Rimoin, Under the Rainbow 
2012
Dee Caruso, Which Way to the Front? 
2013
Bill Pertwee, English Actor, dies at 86 
2013
Jean Bach, A Great Day in Harlem 
2013
György Bárdy, Stars of Eger 
2013
Bill Pertwee, Dad's Army 
2013
Little Tony, W le donne 
2013
Yunona Kareva, Sheremetevo-2 
2013
Denis Holmes, Sabrina 
2013
Michel-Antoine Burnier, Sartre, Years of Passion 
2014
Helma Sanders-Brahms, Germany Pale Mother 
2014
Massimo Vignelli, Helvetica 
2014
John F. Hall, The Guardian 
2015
William Newman, Mrs. Doubtfire 
2015
Dennis Sheehan, The Thing About My Folks 
2015
Elisabeth Wiedemann, Otto - Der Film 
2015
Bill Foster, Episode #18.142 
2016
Come Dancing star Peggy Spencer dies aged 95 
2017
Britain's Got Talent star Tina Humphrey dead aged 45 after battle with cancer 
2017
Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73 
2017
Tree of Smoke author Denis Johnson dies aged 67 
2017
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies aged 89 
2018
Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk to the moon, dies aged 86 
2018
Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies At 81 
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