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11th of May 0330 EVENT Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople.
11th of May 0912 EVENT Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
11th of May 1310 EVENT In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics.
11th of May 1502 EVENT Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
11th of May 1647 EVENT Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.
11th of May 1745 EVENT War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy : French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
11th of May 1792 EVENT Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River.
11th of May 1812 EVENT Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
11th of May 1813 EVENT In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
11th of May 1820 EVENT Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
11th of May 1846 EVENT President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War
11th of May 1857 EVENT Indian Mutiny: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
11th of May 1858 EVENT Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.
11th of May 1862 EVENT American Civil War: The ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
11th of May 1867 EVENT Luxembourg gains its independence.
11th of May 1880 EVENT Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California
11th of May 1891 EVENT The Otsu incident: Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia (later Nicholas II) suffers a critical head injury during a sword attack by Japanese policeman Tsuda Sanzo. He is rescued by Prince George of Greece and Denmark.
11th of May 1894 EVENT Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
11th of May 1907 EVENT 32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.
11th of May 1910 EVENT An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
11th of May 1918 EVENT The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
11th of May 1924 EVENT Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
11th of May 1927 EVENT The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
11th of May 1942 EVENT William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
11th of May 1943 EVENT World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
11th of May 1944 EVENT World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line.
11th of May 1945 EVENT World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
11th of May 1946 EVENT UMNO is created.
11th of May 1949 EVENT Israel joins the United Nations.
11th of May 1949 EVENT Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
11th of May 1953 EVENT The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
11th of May 1960 EVENT In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement.
11th of May 1967 EVENT Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
11th of May 1968 EVENT The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor : Danforth line, going to Scarborough in the East, and Etobicoke in the West.
11th of May 1970 EVENT The Lubbock Tornado, a F5 tornado, hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damage.
11th of May 1973 EVENT Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
11th of May 1985 EVENT Bradford City stadium fire: Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.
11th of May 1987 EVENT Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
11th of May 1987 EVENT In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
11th of May 1995 EVENT In New York City more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
11th of May 1996 EVENT After the aircraft's departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
11th of May 1996 EVENT The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest .
11th of May 1997 EVENT Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
11th of May 1998 EVENT India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran to include a thermonuclear device.
11th of May 2000 EVENT Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
11th of May 1571 BIRTHDAY Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
11th of May 1720 BIRTHDAY Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Munchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
11th of May 1722 BIRTHDAY Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist (d. 1789)
11th of May 1733 BIRTHDAY Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV of France (d. 1799)
11th of May 1752 BIRTHDAY Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
11th of May 1763 BIRTHDAY Janos Batsanyi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
11th of May 1771 BIRTHDAY Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek naval commander in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1825)
11th of May 1799 BIRTHDAY John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
11th of May 1801 BIRTHDAY Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
11th of May 1811 BIRTHDAY Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai/American conjoined twins (d. 1874)
11th of May 1811 BIRTHDAY Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
11th of May 1817 BIRTHDAY Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
11th of May 1824 BIRTHDAY Jean-Leon Gerome, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
11th of May 1827 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
11th of May 1835 BIRTHDAY Karlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
11th of May 1838 BIRTHDAY Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
11th of May 1852 BIRTHDAY Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
11th of May 1854 BIRTHDAY Jack Blackham, Australian cricketer (d. 1932)
11th of May 1861 BIRTHDAY Frederick Russell Burnham, American inspiration and "father" of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
11th of May 1870 BIRTHDAY Otto von Friesen, Swedish runologist and linguist (d. 1942)
11th of May 1871 BIRTHDAY Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
11th of May 1871 BIRTHDAY Stjepan Radic, Croatian politician (d. 1928)
11th of May 1881 BIRTHDAY Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
11th of May 1881 BIRTHDAY Theodore von Karman, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
11th of May 1881 BIRTHDAY Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
11th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Irving Berlin, American composer (d. 1989)
11th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
11th of May 1890 BIRTHDAY Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
11th of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
11th of May 1894 BIRTHDAY Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
11th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY William Grant Still, American composer (d. 1978)
11th of May 1896 BIRTHDAY Josip Stolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer (d. 1955)
11th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Kurt Gerron, German director (d. 1944)
11th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
11th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
11th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player (d. 1993)
11th of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Salvador Dali, Spanish painter (d. 1989)
11th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Rose Auslander, German poet (d. 1988)
11th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Rip Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1989)
11th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Ellis R. Dungan, American born Indian film director (d. 2001)
11th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Herbert Murrill, English composer (d. 1952)
11th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
11th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
11th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
11th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
11th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
11th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
11th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
11th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Hildegard Hamm-Brucher, German politician
11th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
11th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
11th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
11th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Antony Hewish, English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
11th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
11th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Bernard Fox, English actor
11th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Mort Sahl, Canadian comedian and political commentator
11th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
11th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
11th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
11th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Marco Ferreri, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
11th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
11th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
11th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Valentino Garavani (Valentino), Italian designer
11th of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Louis Farrakhan, American Nation of Islam leader
11th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Jim Jeffords, former American politician
11th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)
11th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
11th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Carla Bley, American musician and composer
11th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
11th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Dante Tinga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
11th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
11th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Eric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
11th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Graham Miles, English snooker player
11th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Rachel Billington, British author
11th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Nancy Greene, Canadian alpine skier
11th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Juliet Harmer, English actress
11th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Robert Jarvik, American physician and inventor
11th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
11th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
11th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
11th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
11th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Dane Iorg, American baseball player
11th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Paxman, British journalist and author
11th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, Canada
11th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
11th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Frances Fisher, English-born actress
11th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
11th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Warren Littlefield, American television executive
11th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Renaud, French composer
11th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Celine Lomez, Quebec singer and actress
11th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY David Gest, American television producer
11th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY John Gregory, English football manager
11th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
11th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
11th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Alex Lester, British broadcaster
11th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
11th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Peter North, Canadian pornographic actor
11th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Christian Brando, American actor; son of Marlon Brando (d. 2008)
11th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Walt Terrell, American baseball player
11th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Phil Smyth, Australian basketball player
11th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Dan Ireland, American film director
11th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Martha Quinn, American television personality
11th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Luis Felipe, Cuban gangster
11th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
11th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
11th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Roark Critchlow, Canadian actor
11th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Natasha Richardson, English/American actress (d. 2009)
11th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY John Parrott, English snooker player
11th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Katie Wagner, American television reporter
11th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Floyd Youmans, American baseball player
11th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Tim Blake Nelson, American actor
11th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Stefano Domenicali, Italian Formula One team principal (Ferrari)
11th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Greg Dulli, American musician
11th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
11th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
11th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
11th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Nicky Katt, American actor
11th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
11th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Harold Ford Jr., Political commentator and former U.S. Congressman
11th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Daniel Ornellas, Zimbabwean musician
11th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Anita Hegh, Australian actress
11th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Kevin Brown, English-born Canadian ice hockey player
11th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
11th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
11th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Benoit Magimel, French actor
11th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
11th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Coby Bell, American actor
11th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Francisco Cordero, Dominican baseball player
11th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
11th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
11th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
11th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Pablo Garcia, Uruguayan footballer
11th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
11th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
11th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Erin Lang, Canadian musician
11th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
11th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player
11th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Austin O'Brien, American actor
11th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Jackson, American actor
11th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Cory Monteith, Canadian actor
11th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Andrew Walter, American football player
11th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Guji Lorenzana, Filipino singer and actor
11th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Matt Leinart, American football player
11th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Hanna Verboom, Dutch actress
11th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Frederic Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
11th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Holly Valance, Australian-born actress and singer
11th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY John Bowie, American football player
11th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Gerald Clayton, Dutch/American jazz pianist
11th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Andres Iniesta, Spanish football player
11th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Matt Giraud, American singer
11th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY sifow, Japanese singer and businesswoman
11th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araujo, Brazilian footballer
11th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Abou Diaby, French footballer
11th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer
11th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Manuel Schenkhuizen, Dutch gamer
11th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Justin King, American football player
11th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Louis Murphy, American football player
11th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Monica Rosu, Romanian gymnast
11th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Ace Hood, American rapper
11th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Maclin, American football player
11th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
11th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Cam Newton, American football player
11th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Gianluigi Bianco, Italian footballer
11th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Daniel Jason Torres, American politician
11th of May 0912 DEATH Leo VI, Byzantine Emperor (Born 866)
11th of May 1304 DEATH Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (Born 1271)
11th of May 1610 DEATH Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (Born 1552)
11th of May 1672 DEATH Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish royalist (Born 1615)
11th of May 1708 DEATH Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (Born 1646)
11th of May 1723 DEATH Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (Born 1656)
11th of May 1760 DEATH Alaungpaya, Founder of Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Born 1714)
11th of May 1777 DEATH George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (Born 1719)
11th of May 1778 DEATH William Pitt, the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1708)
11th of May 1779 DEATH John Hart, delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (Born 1711)
11th of May 1812 DEATH Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1762)
11th of May 1848 DEATH Tom Cribb, English boxer (Born 1781)
11th of May 1849 DEATH Jeanne Francoise Julie Adelaide Recamier, French socialite (Born 1777)
11th of May 1871 DEATH John Herschel, British mathematician and astronomer (Born 1792)
11th of May 1887 DEATH Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (Born 1802)
11th of May 1891 DEATH A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (Born 1820)
11th of May 1916 DEATH Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer and physicist (Born 1873)
11th of May 1916 DEATH Max Reger, German composer (Born 1873)
11th of May 1920 DEATH William Dean Howells, American writer (Born 1837)
11th of May 1927 DEATH Juan Gris, Spanish cubist artist (Born 1887)
11th of May 1929 DEATH Jozef Murgas, Slovak inventor (Born 1864)
11th of May 1934 DEATH Blaise Diagne, Sengalese politician (Born 1872)
11th of May 1934 DEATH Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (Born 1852)
11th of May 1939 DEATH Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (Born 1867)
11th of May 1940 DEATH Chujiro Hayashi, Japanese Reiki Master (Born 1880)
11th of May 1955 DEATH Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer (Born 1874)
11th of May 1960 DEATH John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (Born 1874)
11th of May 1963 DEATH Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1888)
11th of May 1966 DEATH Alfred Wintle, British WW1 & WW2 soldier; author of "The Last Englishman" (Born 1897)
11th of May 1970 DEATH Johnny Hodges, American musician (Born 1906)
11th of May 1973 DEATH Lex Barker, American actor (Born 1919)
11th of May 1976 DEATH Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (Born 1898)
11th of May 1979 DEATH Lester Flatt, American bluegrass musician (Born 1914)
11th of May 1981 DEATH Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (Born 1945)
11th of May 1981 DEATH Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1897)
11th of May 1985 DEATH Chester Gould, American cartoonist (Born 1900)
11th of May 1986 DEATH Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (Born 1910)
11th of May 1986 DEATH Fritz Pollard, American football player (Born 1894)
11th of May 1988 DEATH Kim Philby, British spy (Born 1912)
11th of May 1990 DEATH Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer (Born 1935)
11th of May 1994 DEATH Timothy Carey, American actor (Born 1928)
11th of May 1996 DEATH Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Born 1922)
11th of May 1996 DEATH Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (Born 1904)
11th of May 1998 DEATH Oreste Kirkop, Maltese tenor and actor (Born 1923)
11th of May 1999 DEATH Giorgos Kappis, Greek actor (Born 1929)
11th of May 2000 DEATH Rene Munoz, Cuban actor, screenwriter of telenovelas (Born 1938)
11th of May 2000 DEATH Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (Born 1907)
11th of May 2001 DEATH Douglas Adams, English author (Born 1952)
11th of May 2002 DEATH Renaude Lapointe, French Canadian journalist and senator (Born 1912)
11th of May 2003 DEATH Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (Born 1945)
11th of May 2004 DEATH Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach (Born 1941)
11th of May 2004 DEATH John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (Born 1949)
11th of May 2005 DEATH Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (Born 1917)
11th of May 2006 DEATH Frankie Thomas, American actor (Born 1921)
11th of May 2006 DEATH Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (Born 1932)
11th of May 2006 DEATH Floyd Patterson, American boxer (Born 1935)
11th of May 2007 DEATH Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan Head of State (O le Ao o le Malo) (Born 1913)
11th of May 2007 DEATH Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American screenwriter and producer (Born 1918)
11th of May 2008 DEATH John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush) (Born 1953)
11th of May 2008 DEATH Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (Born 1934)
11th of May 2008 DEATH Bruno Neves, Portuguese cyclist (Born 1981)

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