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1843Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84

1998Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

May 28th Deaths
Date Event
1089
Lanfrance, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies 
1259
Christoffel I, King of Denmark, dies 
1317
Guy van Avesnes/Henegouwen, bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 63 
1357
Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57), dies at 66 
1521
Willem van Croij, duke of Soria, dies at about 62 
1534
Dirk Martens, Flemish printer/humanist, dies at about 83 
1556
Saitō Dōsan, Japanese daimyo (b. 1494?) 
1650
Gilles Hayne, composer, dies at 59 
1672
John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626) 
1685
Pieter de la Court, economist/historian, dies at about 67 
1747
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715) 
1750
Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720) 
1787
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, dies at 67 
1787
Leopold Mozart, The Story of Us 
1791
Joseph Schmitt, composer, dies at 57 
1805
Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Ital composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62 
1805
Luigi Boccherini, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 
1808
Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720) 
1811
Henry Dundas, British minister (b. 1742) 
1816
Ras Wolde Selassie, Ethiopian warlord 
1828
Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751) 
1833
Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer, dies at 74 
1836
Anton Reicha, composer, dies at 66 
1838
Thomas Busby, composer, dies 
1843
Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84 
1849
Anne Bronte, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies 
1849
Anne Brontë, Episode #1.3 
1862
Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16] 
1863
Edmund Kirby Jr, Union-brig-gen, dies of injuries at 23 
1864
Henry H Giesy, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle 
1864
Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and liberal politician (b. 1808) 
1878
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792) 
1883
August Freyer, composer, dies at 79 
1889
Willem M d'Ablaing, lawyer, dies at 37 
1890
Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49 
1910
Kálmán Mikszáth, Boy, the Noszty 
1911
Stephanus J du Toit, So Afr theologist/journalist (Afr Bond), dies 
1913
Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician, dies 
1914
Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer, dies at 76 
1916
Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856) 
1916
Ivan Franko, Zakhar Berkut 
1919
Dan Albert, No Place Like Jail 
1920
W.A. Tarleton, Injustice 
1921
Geo Mestdagh, Belgian aviation pioneer, dies 
1922
Carl Teike, composer, dies at 58 
1924
Frank Moore, The New Wizard of Oz 
1927
Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies 
1927
Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878) 
1929
Barbara Baynton, Squeaker's Mate 
1933
Julia Swayne Gordon, Wings 
1934
Eugenie Besserer, The Jazz Singer 
1934
Julian Reed, The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus 
1937
Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67 
1938
Howard Warren Comstock, Doctor X 
1938
Wilfred Seagram, The Door That Has No Key 
1938
Knud Lumbye, A Practical Joke and a Sad End 
1938
Miguel Fleta, Miguelón, o el último contrabandista 
1939
Ernest Ferny, Fedora 
1940
Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70 
1940
Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65 
1940
Walter Connolly, actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53 
1940
Friedrich Karl von Hessen (b. 1868) 
1940
George Durham, Texas Rangers 
1940
Hjalmar Alvar, Caros død 
1940
Randle Ayrton, The Manxman 
1940
Walter Connolly, It Happened One Night 
1943
Aino Haverinen, Juha 
1943
Kurt Lilien, Skandal in der Parkstraße 
1944
Katri Vala, Finnish poet, dies at 42 
1944
Josefine Dora, Das Ekel 
1944
Harry Lucenay, Pups Is Pups 
1947
August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907) 
1948
Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914) 
1948
Aubrey Mallalieu, The Face at the Window 
1950
Robert Tait, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 
1952
Alfred Huttig, Der Prozeß 
1953
Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904) 
1953
Tatsuo Hori, Sei kazoku - yamatoji 
1953
Frank Thorne, The Thunderbolt 
1954
Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54 
1954
Károly Nóti, Hippolyt 
1956
Richard Bishop, Teresa 
1957
Erik Rolf, Song of the South 
1958
Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer, dies at 77 
1958
Walter Wright, Love, Speed and Thrills 
1959
Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies 
1959
George Chesebro, Wolfblood 
1959
Thelma Strabel, Reap the Wild Wind 
1960
Ramón Gay, The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot 
1961
Gino Valori, Equatore 
1961
Victor Vina, Faces of Children 
1963
Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60 
1963
Irwin Hasselmann, Elly Petersen 
1963
Vissarion Shebalin, The Great Glinka 
1963
Art Howard, The Reckless Way 
1964
John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76 
1964
Steve Trilling, Arsenic and Old Lace 
1968
Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (b. 1908) 
1969
Rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71 
1971
Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45 
1971
Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912) 
1972
Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77 
1973
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73 
1973
Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81 
1974
Geno Erbisti, This Is the Army 
1975
Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies 
1975
Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75 
1976
Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922) 
1976
Fred Segal, A Change of Seasons 
1977
Jiri Reinberger, composer, dies at 63 
1977
Jack McGowan, Born to Dance 
1977
Jack McGowan, The Gold Cure 
1978
Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905) 
1978
Basil Davidovich, The Jungle Book 
1978
Arthur Brough, Are You Being Served? 
1978
Bernard Borderie, Angélique, marquise des anges 
1978
Ben Carré, Great Guy 
1979
William Edmonson, Shadow Play 
1980
Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895) 
1980
Eugeniusz Lotar, Smierc prezydenta 
1980
Denise Carvenne, Les vieux de la vieille 
1981
Mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC 
1981
Stefan Wyszynski, Polish Cardinal, dies 
1981
Reiko Sato, Flower Drum Song 
1981
R.G. Allen, Hooper 
1981
Reed Booker, Runaway, Runaway 
1981
Mary Lou Williams, Head in the Clouds 
1982
Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1940) 
1982
Boris Chirkov, Yunost Maksima 
1983
Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909) 
1983
John C. Howard, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1984
Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58 
1984
Leonid Kristi, Circus Stars 
1984
Hansjoachim Krätke, Lone Wolf 
1984
Yao Chung, Xue lu xue lu 
1984
Eric Morecambe, 1973 Christmas Special 
1984
D'Urville Martin, Rosemary's Baby 
1984
Alfred Ehrhardt, Schicksal und Vermächtnis 
1985
Nils Nobach, Almenrausch und Edelweiß 
1985
Roy Plomley, A Chamber of Horrors 
1985
Loren L. Ryder, Rear Window 
1985
Bob Okazaki, Blade Runner 
1986
Lurene Tuttle, actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79 
1986
Lurene Tuttle, Psycho 
1986
Don MacLaughlin, Runaway Train 
1986
Marguerite Courtot, Down to the Sea in Ships 
1986
Astrid Fröberg, Hur Marie träffade Fredrik 
1987
Charles Ludlam, actor (Big Easy), dies at 44 
1987
Charles Ludlam, The Big Easy 
1988
Enzo Tortora, Giallo 
1988
Bob Terry, Stormy Trails 
1988
Sy Oliver, The Notebook 
1988
Kai Uldall, Under stråtag og lyre 
1988
Cheryl Kubert, Smokey and the Judge 
1989
Beth Hartman, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 
1990
Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67 
1990
Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies 
1990
Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71 
1990
Syn De Conde, Revelation 
1990
Takeya Nakamura, Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu 
1990
Joseph Hardy, Husbands 
1990
Bill Sowerbutts, The Beaminster and District Gardens and Allotment Society Go to Chelsea 
1991
Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies 
1991
Ethel Lois Payne, journalist (Chic Defender), dies at 79 
1991
Konrad Nalecki, Ród Gasieniców 
1991
Herbert Marshall, Tinker 
1991
Ernst Anders, Die Kobibs'chen des Mr. Miggletwitcher 
1991
Everett Lehman, The Sting 
1993
Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies 
1993
Tony Del Monaco, Crazy Desire 
1993
Duncan Browne, Travelling Man 
1993
Hanna Rózanska, Zona i nie zona 
1993
Billy Conn, World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn 
1993
Charles Barnett, Walter Hammond - A Cricketing Great 
1993
Leonilson, Spray Jet 
1994
Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74 
1994
Rita Gillespie, tV Director, dies at 65 
1994
Wilhelm Hollender, The Deluge 
1994
Rita Gillespie, Around the Beatles 
1994
Jeremy Scott, The Class of '84 Part 1 
1994
Norman Bartold, Close Encounters of the Third Kind 
1994
Julius Boros, The Caddy 
1994
Baichen Chen, Wuya yu maque 
1995
Daniela Rocca, actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57 
1995
Henning Kronstam, dancer, dies at 60 
1995
Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker, dies at 66 
1995
Jean Muir, (Dress Queen), British model, dies at 66 
1995
Henning Kronstam, Ballerina: Part 1 
1995
Wolfgang Lippert, Natürlich die Nelli 
1995
Jean Muir, The Ruling Class 
1995
Daniela Rocca, Divorce Italian Style 
1995
Tom Mahoney, Airplane! 
1995
B.G. Svensson, The Simple-Minded Murderer 
1996
John "Jack" Layden, local politician, dies at 70 
1996
Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian, dies at 66 
1996
Buck, She's Having a Baby: Part 1 
1996
Walter Brandi, Bloody Pit of Horror 
1996
Jimmy Rowles, Hatari! 
1996
Ray Dorn, High Strung 
1997
Ruth Hilliard, All-American Sweetheart 
1997
Kei Thin Chung, The House on Telegraph Hill 
1997
Sydney Guilaroff, North by Northwest 
1998
Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49 
1998
Philip Rygg, Trouble in Paradise 
1998
Phil Hartman, Jingle All the Way 
1998
Michèle Méritz, Le Beau Serge 
1998
Ted Dunbar, The Preacher's Wife 
1998
Brynn Hartman, North 
1998
Lana Morris, Man of the Moment 
1998
Jean-Pierre Granval, Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case 
1998
Suzanne Pettit, Love Potion No. 9 
1999
Henry Carlsson, Father Bom 
1999
B. Vittalacharya, Veera Prathap 
1999
Lady Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence 
1999
Ralph James Hall, Lady Sings the Blues 
2000
Jean Curtelin, Le prix du danger 
2000
Jerry Brandow, Zacharia Farted 
2000
Eric Turner, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders 
2000
Robert Fryer, The Shining 
2001
Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946) 
2001
Joe Moakley, American politician (b. 1927) 
2001
Francis Bebey, Yaaba 
2001
Rockets Redglare, Big 
2001
Harald Andersén, Hupsut homekorvat 
2001
Tony Ashton, The Butterfly Ball 
2001
Carol Friedman, Mau Mau Sex Sex 
2002
Jean Berger, German-born composer (b. 1909) 
2002
Herbert Finn, Foxy Grandma 
2002
Wes Westrum, Game 4 
2002
James Grant Benton, Blue Crush 
2002
Robert Barron, Tank Commandos 
2002
Tom Wright, Hannibal Brooks 
2002
Mildred Wirt Benson, Nancy Drew 
2002
Otto Lowy, Another Smith for Paradise 
2003
Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933) 
2003
Martha Scott, American actress (Ben-Hur), dies at 90 
2003
Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917) 
2003
Alexander Heimann, Rufer, der Wolf 
2003
Ilya Prigogine, Visionen zum Millennium 
2003
Martha Scott, Ben-Hur 
2003
James Plunkett, Janey Mary 
2003
Friedrich W. Bauschulte, Peter in Magicland 
2003
Antoni Wójtowicz, Odwiedziny prezydenta 
2003
Janet Collins, Flamingo 
2003
Marc Zuber, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 
2003
Peter MacLean, General Hospital 
2004
Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-born automobile executive (b. 1934) 
2004
Gerald Anthony, General Hospital 
2004
Josie Carey, Episode #7.35 
2004
Irene Manning, Yankee Doodle Dandy 
2004
Francis Brunn, Variety Show 
2004
Gert Burkard, Knife in the Head 
2005
Franco Diogene, Midnight Express 
2005
Shirley Eder, Episode #18.156 
2005
Jean Négroni, La Jetée 
2006
Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920) 
2006
Arthur Widmer, Family Plot 
2006
Ramsay D. Potts, James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson 
2006
Bill Parsley, Horror Brunch!!! 
2006
Fermin Chavez, Evita, quien quiera oír que oiga 
2007
Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982) 
2007
Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945) 
2007
Wlodzimierz Padlewski, Roman Padlewski 
2007
Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Episode dated 28 May 2007 
2007
Eduardo Pons Prades, The Guerrilla of Memory 
2007
Georges Beeckman, Made in Paris 
2007
Jörg Immendorff, Ich. Immendorff 
2007
Leonora Ruffo, I Vitelloni 
2007
Leroy Winbush, Bog 
2007
Marquise Hill, Super Bowl XXXIX 
2008
David Mitton, Scottish-born director (b. 1938) 
2008
Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926) 
2008
Rick Brophy, House 
2008
Richard F. Brophy, House 
2008
Hana Maria Pravda, The Man Who Cried 
2008
Valentina Kuznetsova, Alexander Nevsky 
2008
Gerhard Konzelmann, Talk Straight: The World of Rural Queers 
2008
Lechoslaw Gozdzik, 45 - 89 
2008
Robert H. Justman, Where No Man Has Gone Before 
2008
Charles Ireland, Waterworld 
2008
Beryl Cook, Bosom Pals 
2009
Phil Rawlins, The Wind and the Lion 
2009
Mort Abrahams, Planet of the Apes 
2009
Olga Konskaya, Russian Lessons 
2009
Paul Haney, Capricorn One 
2009
Marcel Béliveau, Episode dated 17 June 1995 
2009
John H. Lamensdorf, Only Criminals 
2009
Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Juliette of the Herbs 
2009
Terence Alexander, The Day of the Jackal 
2009
Umberto Silvestri, The Conformist 
2009
John Tolos, Grunt! The Wrestling Movie 
2010
Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968) 
2010
Larry Twedell, Crash 
2010
Eddie Barth, Fame 
2010
Pál Békés, An Island of Their Own 
2010
Osama Anwar Okasha, Dameer abla Hekmat 
2010
Brian Farnon, Million Selling Records 
2010
David Dario, Cheese, Cues, and Blood 
2010
Gary Coleman, Movin' In 
2010
Jack Sydow, Forsaken 
2010
Larry French, From Noon Till Three 
2011
Caslav Pantelinac, Univerzitetski klinicki centar 
2011
Rick Dial, Crazy Heart 
2011
Juliska Koka, Rosvo Roope 
2011
Alys Robi, Ma vie en cinémascope 
2011
Leo Rangell, Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind 
2012
Bob Edwards, And So Goodbye 
2012
Matthew Yuricich, Die Hard 
2012
Antonín Kinský, Forgotten Light 
2012
Irina Poplavskaya, Ocharovannyy strannik 
2012
Bill Wohrman, Porky's 
2013
Mira Popovic, Stonewalled 
2013
Frank Lodeizen, A Gangstergirl 
2013
Bill W. Richmond, The Terminator 
2013
Michael Sullivan,  
2013
Don Oliver, Episode dated 5 March 1972 
2013
Eddie Romero, Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon? 
2013
Ken Wilhoit, The Entity 
2013
Eddi Arent, The Treasure of the Silver Lake 
2013
Gerd Schmückle, Der Tod war schneller - Die Starfighter-Affäre 
2014
Phil Mottram, Rockshow 
2014
David Nadien, Caught 
2014
Maya Angelou, Good Hair 
2014
Gail Grate, L.A. Story 
2015
Billy Cummings, Circumstantial Evidence 
2015
Reynaldo Rey, Friday 
2015
Ruth Beebe Hill, The Mystic Warrior 
2015
Masayuki Imai, Shizukana seikatsu 
2015
Johnny Keating, Robbery 
2015
Ron Bergman, Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s 
2016
Groundhog Day actress Angela Paton dies aged 86 
2017
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies aged 69 
2017
Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski dies aged 89 
2018
New Zealand Olympic runner Quax dies at 70 
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