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2012MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

1975Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

May 4th Deaths
Date Event
1436
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman (b. 1390s) 
1471
Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (killed in battle) (b. 1453) 
1471
Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed) 
1506
Husayn Bayqarah, ruler of Herat (b. 1438) 
1519
Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (b. 1492) 
1566
Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490) 
1594
Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62 
1604
Claudio Merulo, composer, dies at 71 
1605
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82 
1615
Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561) 
1626
Arthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells, English bishop and Bible translator (b. 1569) 
1677
Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630) 
1684
John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639) 
1729
Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651) 
1734
James Thornhill, English painter 
1737
Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686) 
1752
Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71 
1770
Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51 
1774
Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1714) 
1776
Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717) 
1790
Matthew Tilghman, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1718) 
1799
Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750) 
1811
Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776) 
1824
Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754) 
1832
Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church 
1855
Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66 
1858
Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist (b. 1773) 
1859
Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (b. 1771) 
1879
William Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68 
1880
Edward Clark, Governor of Texas (b. 1815) 
1885
Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78 
1891
Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls 
1893
George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82 
1897
Mrs. Linnaeus Banks, The Manchester Man 
1901
John Jones Ross, Canadian politician (b. 1831) 
1903
Goce Delchev, a revolutionary from the Balkans - leader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (b. 1872) 
1916
Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887) 
1918
William Hinckley, The Children in the House 
1919
Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880) 
1921
Max Kalbeck, Die verkaufte Braut 
1922
Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (b. 1888) 
1924
E. Nesbit, The Railway Children 
1926
Harry Griffith, Shoes 
1927
Norman Osunn, Fighting Love 
1928
Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63 
1928
Percy Winter, Patsy, Married and Settled 
1929
Henry Morton Dunham, composer, dies at 75 
1929
Thomas Holding, The Three Musketeers 
1934
Alfred Aldridge, It Can Be Done 
1934
Rae Randall, The King of Kings 
1934
Edmund Edel, Die Börsenkönigin 
1935
Jack Coogan Sr., The Hayseed 
1935
Junior Durkin, Hell's House 
1937
Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (b. 1910) 
1937
Miklós Bárd, Szováthy Éva 
1937
Noel Rosa, Madame Satã 
1937
Paulo Setubal, Marquesa de Santos 
1938
Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48 
1938
Carl von Ossietzky, Der Prozeß Carl von O. 
1939
Aileen Marson, Someone at the Door 
1941
Mary Lawson, Scrooge 
1942
Wesley Lake, 4 Devils 
1942
William A. Williams, The Cliff Girl 
1942
Eugene McMurtrie, The Cavalier 
1943
Richard Louw, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 
1944
Burton L. King, The Man from Beyond 
1945
Anna Dodge, The Extra Girl 
1945
Adam Linke, Citizen Kane 
1945
Fedor von Bock,  
1946
Joseph Paul Cretzer, Escape from Alcatraz: The True Stories! 
1946
Bernard Paul Coy, Escape from Alcatraz: The True Stories! 
1946
Marvin Hubbard,  
1947
Lajos Bazsay, The Five-Forty 
1948
Jack Morrison, The Strangler 
1948
Ziuta Kryniczanka, Jasne lany 
1951
Wladyslaw Szczawinski, Szpieg 
1953
Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60 
1953
Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85 
1954
Vernon Larson, Wild Boys of the Road 
1955
Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73 
1955
Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75 
1955
Helena Górska-Brylinska, Pan Tadeusz 
1955
George Enescu, Colonia Ingerilor 
1955
Edward Martindel, Lady Windermere's Fan 
1955
Sasa Rasilov, I'll Be Right Over 
1955
Robert Kent, The Country Girl 
1957
Katie Johnson, The Ladykillers 
1957
William Hurlbut, Bride of Frankenstein 
1958
Paul Bernard, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne 
1958
Elaine S. Carrington, Alibi 
1959
Ashley Dukes, Abdul the Damned 
1959
Guillermo Arcos, Cuesta abajo 
1960
Colbert Clark, The Boogie Man Will Get You 
1960
Willette Kershaw, The Vortex 
1961
Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66 
1961
Anita Stewart, Virtuous Wives 
1961
Al Gilmour, The General 
1961
Felix Jacoves, Embraceable You 
1962
Rose Lee, Just Imagine 
1964
Gloria McGehee, A Child Is Waiting 
1964
Walther Süssenguth, Die Ratten 
1965
Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66 
1966
Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69 
1966
Gerhard Menzel, Flüchtlinge 
1967
Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75 
1967
Eugeniusz Wojnar-Wojnarowski, Pierwszy dzien wolnosci 
1969
Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892) 
1970
4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard 
1970
William Schroeder (b. 1950) 
1970
Piero Pierotti, Erik the Conqueror 
1971
Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88 
1971
Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83 
1971
Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87 
1972
Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886) 
1973
Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56 
1974
Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65 
1974
John Wengraf, actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77 
1975
Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77 
1977
Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Gone with the Wind 
1977
Otis Riggs, The School Dance 
1978
Tom Douglas, Broken Lullaby 
1979
Anna Jaraczówna, Passenger 
1980
Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87 
1980
Kay Hammond, actress (Blithe SPirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies 
1980
Kay Hammond, Blithe Spirit 
1980
Joe Henderson, A Christmas Tale 
1981
Paul Green, State Fair 
1982
Edna Holland, Criss Cross 
1982
Lillian Gilmore, Unconquered Bandit 
1983
Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72 
1983
Eugeniusz Kotarski, Poznanskie slowiki 
1983
Todd Starke, The Father-Son Weekend 
1983
Nino Sanzogno, Quelli della montagna 
1983
Don Bernarducci, Christmas Came a Little Early 
1983
Shûji Terayama, Farewell to the Ark 
1983
Michael Miller, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze 
1984
Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer 
1984
Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913) 
1984
Roger Karl, My Crimes After Mein Kampf 
1984
Diana Dors, Blonde Sinner 
1984
Terttu Soinvirta, Senni ja Savon sulttaani 
1984
Jack Barry, The Joker's Wild 
1984
Alois Brummer, Beim Jodeln juckt die Lederhose 
1984
Robert Clampett, Porky in Wackyland 
1984
Edward Kogan, Roseland 
1985
Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907) 
1985
Laila Rihte, Torakkanainen 
1985
Ward Ellis, Once Upon a Honeymoon 
1985
John Whitney, Fog Island 
1985
Harry Earles, Freaks 
1986
Alexander Jute, Under svällande segel 
1986
Paul Richards,  
1986
Enzo Liberti, Naked Violence 
1986
Kotti Chave, Dollar 
1986
Petr Schulhoff, Zítra to roztocíme, drahousku... 
1987
Cathryn Damon, actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), dies at 56 
1987
Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer, dies at 59 
1987
Paul Butterfield, singer/harmonica player, dies of drug abuse at 44 
1987
Lili Schoenborn-Anspach, Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? 
1987
Paul Groesse, In the Heat of the Night 
1987
Mona Ewins, Episode #1.1759 
1987
Michael Minor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
1987
Terry Croghan, The New Adventures of Heidi 
1987
Paul Butterfield, The Last Waltz 
1987
Cathryn Damon, She's Having a Baby 
1987
Greta Tegnér, Hustru för en dag 
1987
Konstanty Jelenski, 'Kultura' 
1988
Tom Overton, Airplane! 
1988
Ed Bakey, The Sting 
1988
Philip Cooper, The Cuban Love Song 
1988
Phillip Cooper, Viva Villa! 
1988
Oleg Zhakov, U ozera 
1989
Hans Timerding, Loch im Leck - Heitere Geschichten aus der Steinzeit 
1989
Erwin Faber, From the Life of the Marionettes 
1989
Evelle Younger, Armchair Detective 
1989
Igor Bogolyubov, Kin-dza-dza! 
1989
Ashutosh Mukherjee, Deep Jweley Jai 
1989
Enrique Naya, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom 
1990
Don Appell, dies 
1990
Donald C. McKean, Ginger 
1990
Silvio Siano, La vedovella 
1990
Don Appell, Stop! Look! and Laugh! 
1990
John Ormond, Madawaska Valley 
1991
Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54 
1991
Luis Felipe Horta,  
1991
Luís Horta, O Roubo do Elefante Branco 
1991
Lyubov Kalyuzhnaya, Vozdushnoe priklyuchenie 
1991
Derek Cracknell, A Clockwork Orange 
1991
René Lefèvre, The Crime of Monsieur Lange 
1991
Bernie Winters, Episode dated 1 August 1988 
1992
Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89 
1992
Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies 
1992
Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50 
1992
Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927) 
1992
Henri Guillemin, Dreyfus ou L'intolérable vérité 
1992
Ronnie Knox, Operation Thunderbirds 
1992
A.F. Sulc, Sous le signe de Neptune 
1993
France Stiglic, The Ninth Circle 
1993
Mariya Smirnova, Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke 
1994
Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59 
1994
Joe Holland, Back to the Beach 
1994
Carl Milletaire, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 
1994
Éva Buzáné Fábri, Humorista a mennyországban 
1995
Lewis T Preston, banker, dies at 68 
1995
Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91 
1995
Arne Arnardo, Cirkus Fandango 
1995
Hitomi Nozoe, Floating Weeds 
1996
Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87 
1996
Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85 
1996
Stanley Reed, Winstanley 
1997
Alvy Moore, actor/producer (Mr Kimball-Green Acres), dies at 75 
1997
Vijayananda Dahanayake, PM of Sri Lanka (1959-60), dies 
1997
Slavka Jerinic, Paja i Jare 
1997
Esin Engin, Kanli Nigar 
1997
Alvy Moore, A Boy and His Dog 
1998
Mark Dennis, Targets 
1998
Albert Glasser, Beginning of the End 
1998
Lino Troisi, Chopin 
1998
Kurt Schmengler, Die Dominas-Bande 
1999
Ernest Hughes, The Secret of the Sacred Forest 
1999
Ricardo Garibay, The Soldiers of Pancho Villa 
2000
Alwyn Kurts, The Efficiency Expert 
2000
Sandra Bréa, Cassy Jones, o Magnífico Sedutor 
2001
Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956) 
2001
Michael Carr, Faces of Death 
2001
Ephraim 'Red' Schaffer, Elvis on Tour 
2001
Charles W. Broun Jr., The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield 
2001
Rudi Strahl, A Terrific Scent of Fresh Hay 
2001
Bonnie Lee Bakley, Radio Days 
2001
Arne Sucksdorff, The Great Adventure 
2002
Fred Giles, The Learning Tree 
2002
Grant Fletcher, Julius Caesar 
2002
Roy Schatt, The James Dean Story 
2002
Anthea Holloway, Corridors of Blood 
2002
Jacques Mapes, Singin' in the Rain 
2002
Bob Bertrand, In Old Chicago 
2002
Robert R. Bertrand, The Sting 
2002
Stanislaw Niwinski, Ryzykant 
2002
John Kohn, The Collector 
2002
Mel Diamond, Wally's Girl Trouble 
2002
Elizabeth Russell, The Corpse Vanishes 
2003
Michaela Denis, Under the Southern Cross 
2003
Raúl Nacer, Tomiko 
2003
David Woodley, 1980 NFL Draft 
2003
Johannes Agnoli, Agnoli - Das negative Potential 
2003
Sesto Bruscantini, Closer 
2003
Arnold Goode, Tormented 
2003
Arthur Oldham, Bernstein in London: Verdi's Requiem 
2004
Clifford Holliday, 3 Voices 
2004
Coxsone Dodd, This Film Is Not Yet Rated 
2004
Allan Chinn, The China Syndrome 
2004
Hugh Gillin, Back to the Future Part III 
2004
Carlheinz Hollmann, Max Merkel 
2005
David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (b. 1930) 
2005
Edward T. McAvoy, Office Space 
2005
Ivan Hajtl, Sta se dogodilo sa Filipom Preradovicem 
2005
David H. Hackworth, Are We Prepared?/Unhealthy Diagnosis/Michael Moore 
2005
Mark Boyle, Beyond Image 
2005
Svetlana Konovalova, Uvolnenie na bereg 
2006
Valentín Trujillo, Violación 
2006
Michael Taliferro, Bad Boys 
2006
Yangi Kitadani, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 
2006
Alexis Damianos, When the Greeks 
2006
Ria Piers, Verdwaalde kogel 
2006
Masahiro Kawasaki, Spellbound 
2006
Fritz Schenk, Der Aufstand 
2006
Alejandra Boero, Don Segundo Sombra 
2007
Isabel Washington, St. Louis Blues 
2007
Shinsuke Achiwa, Machibuse 
2007
Esko Rahkonen, Fairyland 
2008
Richard Holme, Peter Mandelson, Lord Holme, John Redwood 
2008
Fred Haines, Ulysses 
2008
Lucien Jeunesse, Chaussette surprise 
2008
Olga Gebhard, Jack the Ripper 
2008
Frank Leo, Shell Shock 
2008
Dominic Belmonte, S.O.B. 
2008
Andrzej Terej, E=mc2 
2008
Alvin Colt, Li'l Abner 
2008
Jaikishen Maharaj, Dil To Pagal Hai 
2009
Dom Deluise, American comedian, actor (b. 1933) 
2009
Martha Mason, The Final Inch 
2009
Jane Randolph, Cat People 
2009
Alfredo Nagib, As Aventuras de Berloque Kolmes 
2009
Maciej Falkowski, Wybór 
2009
Grzegorz Skurski, Kochankowie z Moraga 
2009
Ray Fry, Target 
2009
Vivian St. James, Party 
2009
Fritz Muliar, Biedermann und die Brandstifter 
2009
Hideo Kô, Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell 
2009
Gisela Stein, Germany Pale Mother 
2009
Dom DeLuise, All Dogs Go to Heaven 
2010
Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918) 
2010
Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943) 
2010
William Lubtchansky, Shoah 
2010
Ernie Harwell, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier 
2010
Predrag Ivanovic, Ljubav i moda 
2010
Donah Bassett, Back to the Future 
2010
Ángel Cristo, El Cid cabreador 
2010
Anna-Greta Adolphson, Klart till drabbning 
2010
Brita Borg, Kvinnan tar befälet 
2011
Sada Thompson, Indictment: The McMartin Trial 
2011
Mary Murphy, The Wild One 
2011
Kimberly Jessup, The Shasta Bowl 
2011
Karolina Borchardt, Szczesciarz Antoni 
2011
Yelena Samarina, The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman 
2011
Frank Thomas, Towing 
2011
Frans J. Afman, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
2011
Bernard Stasi, Episode dated 17 January 1999 
2011
Philip Nast, Point of Deception 
2012
MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47 
2012
Bob Stewart, The Price Is Right 
2012
Mort Lindsey, The Birdcage 
2012
Tinoco, Luar no Sertão 
2012
Jack Sky, Sweet Love, Bitter 
2012
Edward Short, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 80 
2012
David C. Roehm Sr., The Lovely Bones 
2012
Krystyna Ciechomska, Nikodem Dyzma 
2012
Adam Yauch, Star Trek 
2013
Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist, dies from euthanasia at 95 
2013
César Portillo de la Luz, Nearest to Heaven 
2013
Tom Loggins, A Conversation with Norman 
2013
Rena Lorandou, Happy New Year, Mom! 
2013
Mario Machado, RoboCop 2 
2013
George Reich, Black Tights 
2013
Oldrich Velen, The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians 
2013
Frederic Franklin, Do Not Go Gently 
2013
Heinz Theo Branding, Stowaways on the Ark 
2014
Mike Hawker, Seven Psychopaths 
2014
Dick Ayers, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 
2014
Erich Rein, Ahvatlus 
2014
Kari Tattari, Kuutamoprinssi 
2014
Dave Martin, Beefcake 
2014
William Worthy, Yanki, No! 
2014
Ross Lonsberry, 1972 NHL All-Star Game 
2014
Tatyana Samoylova, The Cranes Are Flying 
2015
Soledad Cazorla, Episode dated 16 April 2010 
2015
Ellen Albertini Dow, Wedding Crashers 
2015
Marv Hubbard, Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s 
2015
William Bast, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 
2015
Art Levinson, Breaking Away 
2015
Nijat Feyzullayev, Where the Rivers Flow Together 
2016
Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni dies aged 69 
2016
Hollyoaks actor Kristian Ealey dies aged 38 
2017
Darling Buds of May actor Moray Watson dies, aged 88 
2018
Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama dies aged 65 
2018
Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85 
2018
New York Islanders Legend Bill Torrey Dies At 83 
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