Famous Deaths for May 1981

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Deaths 1 - 33 of 33

1st - Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
1st - Peter Huchel, writer, dies at 78
5th - Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike
7th - Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79
8th - Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70
8th - Maurice Fernandes, cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies
9th - C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
9th - Nelson Algren, US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
9th - Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
11th - Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36
11th - Hoyt J Fuller, editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57
Reggae Musician Bob MarleyReggae Musician Bob Marley (11th) 12th - Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies
13th - Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76
16th - Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
17th - Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80
17th - Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st US woman free balloon pilot, dies
18th - Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73
18th - William Saroyan, US stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72
21st - Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
21st - Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
21st - Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
23rd - George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
23rd - Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
23rd - David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
24th - George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
24th - Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84
25th - Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
25th - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
25th - Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
28th - Mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
28th - Stefan Wyszynski, Polish Cardinal, dies
30th - Ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated
30th - Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)

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