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24th of May 1218 EVENT The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
24th of May 1276 EVENT Magnus Ladulas is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
24th of May 1487 EVENT The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
24th of May 1595 EVENT Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
24th of May 1621 EVENT The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
24th of May 1626 EVENT Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
24th of May 1689 EVENT The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded.
24th of May 1738 EVENT John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
24th of May 1798 EVENT The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
24th of May 1822 EVENT Battle of Pichincha: Antonio Jose de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
24th of May 1830 EVENT Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
24th of May 1830 EVENT The first revenue trains in the United States begin service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Baltimore, Maryland and Ellicott's Mills, Maryland.
24th of May 1832 EVENT The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
24th of May 1844 EVENT Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line.
24th of May 1846 EVENT Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
24th of May 1856 EVENT John Brown and his men murder five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
24th of May 1861 EVENT American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
24th of May 1883 EVENT The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
24th of May 1895 EVENT Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
24th of May 1900 EVENT Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
24th of May 1901 EVENT Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
24th of May 1915 EVENT World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.
24th of May 1921 EVENT The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
24th of May 1930 EVENT Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
24th of May 1935 EVENT The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
24th of May 1940 EVENT Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
24th of May 1941 EVENT World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
24th of May 1943 EVENT Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
24th of May 1948 EVENT Arab : Israeli War: Egypt finally captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
24th of May 1956 EVENT Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbana.
24th of May 1956 EVENT The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
24th of May 1958 EVENT United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
24th of May 1960 EVENT Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordon Caulle begins to erupt.
24th of May 1961 EVENT American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
24th of May 1961 EVENT Cyprus enters the Council of Europe.
24th of May 1962 EVENT Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
24th of May 1967 EVENT Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
24th of May 1968 EVENT FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
24th of May 1970 EVENT The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
24th of May 1973 EVENT Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
24th of May 1976 EVENT The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
24th of May 1976 EVENT The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
24th of May 1980 EVENT The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January.
24th of May 1982 EVENT Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran : Iraq War.
24th of May 1988 EVENT Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
24th of May 1989 EVENT Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, is awarded ?600,000 in damages (later reduced to ?60,000 on appeal) after winning a libel action against Private Eye.
24th of May 1990 EVENT A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
24th of May 1991 EVENT Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
24th of May 1991 EVENT Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
24th of May 1992 EVENT The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
24th of May 1994 EVENT Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
24th of May 2000 EVENT Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
24th of May 2001 EVENT The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200
24th of May 2001 EVENT Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
24th of May 2002 EVENT Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
24th of May 2004 EVENT Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.
24th of May 1494 BIRTHDAY Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)
24th of May 1522 BIRTHDAY John Jewel, English Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1571)
24th of May 1544 BIRTHDAY William Gilbert, English natural philosopher (d. 1603)
24th of May 1616 BIRTHDAY John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
24th of May 1671 BIRTHDAY Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
24th of May 1686 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)
24th of May 1689 BIRTHDAY Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
24th of May 1743 BIRTHDAY Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (d. 1793)
24th of May 1794 BIRTHDAY William Whewell, English scientist and philosopher (d. 1866)
24th of May 1803 BIRTHDAY Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)
24th of May 1810 BIRTHDAY Charles Clark, 24th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1877)
24th of May 1810 BIRTHDAY Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
24th of May 1816 BIRTHDAY Emanuel Leutze, German-born painter (d. 1868)
24th of May 1819 BIRTHDAY Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
24th of May 1830 BIRTHDAY Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
24th of May 1836 BIRTHDAY Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)
24th of May 1854 BIRTHDAY John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)
24th of May 1855 BIRTHDAY Arthur Wing Pinero, English playwright (d. 1934)
24th of May 1863 BIRTHDAY George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)
24th of May 1868 BIRTHDAY Charlie Taylor, American mechanic, associate with the Wright brothers (d. 1956)
24th of May 1870 BIRTHDAY Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
24th of May 1870 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
24th of May 1874 BIRTHDAY Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1878)
24th of May 1878 BIRTHDAY Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American engineer (d. 1972)
24th of May 1879 BIRTHDAY H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and founder of H. B. Reese Candy Co. (d. 1956)
24th of May 1885 BIRTHDAY Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948)
24th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
24th of May 1887 BIRTHDAY Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish World War I pilot (d. 1918)
24th of May 1891 BIRTHDAY William F. Albright, American archeologist and Biblical scholar (d. 1971)
24th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Samuel Irving Newhouse, American publisher (d. 1979)
24th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (d. 1938)
24th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
24th of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
24th of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
24th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Jose Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
24th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Milo Burcham, American aviator (d. 1944)
24th of May 1905 BIRTHDAY Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
24th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Wilbur Mills, U.S. House of Representative from Arkansas (d. 1992)
24th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
24th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Lilli Palmer, German-born actress (d. 1986)
24th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Valdengo, Italian baritone (d. 2007)
24th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat (d. 2002)
24th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Siobhan McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
24th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Mai Zetterling, Swedish-born entertainer (d. 1994)
24th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor
24th of May 1928 BIRTHDAY William Trevor, Irish writer
24th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Hans-Martin Linde, German conductor
24th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Michael Lonsdale, French actor
24th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Arnold Wesker, English dramatist
24th of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Aharon Lichtenstein, French-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi and rosh yeshiva
24th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Jane Byrne, 50th Mayor of Chicago
24th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
24th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Joan Micklin Silver, American director
24th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Harold Budd, American composer and poet
24th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Archie Shepp, American jazz saxophonist
24th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Roger Peterson, pilot who drove the plane on The Day the Music Died (d. 1959)
24th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
24th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Tommy Chong, Canadian-born actor and comedian
24th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
24th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY George Lakoff, American linguist and political activist
24th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter
24th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Ali Bacher, South African cricketer and administrator
24th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Ichiro Ozawa, Japanese politician
24th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Gary Burghoff, American actor
24th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Patti LaBelle, American R&B singer, songwriter and actress
24th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Priscilla Presley, American actress
24th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Irena Szewinska, Russian-born Polish sprinter
24th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive (Volkswagen Group)
24th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Jim Broadbent, English actor
24th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Tomaz Pisanski, Slovenian mathematician
24th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Sybil Danning, Austrian actress
24th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Larry Seidlin, American judge
24th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Nell Campbell, American actress and singer
24th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Alfred Molina, London-born Spanish-Italian actor
24th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Klaus-Gunter Stade, German footballer
24th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY David Leonard, American guitarist, singer and songwriter
24th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Rosanne Cash, American singer
24th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Richard B. Bernstein, American constitutional and legal historian
24th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
24th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Larry Blackmon, American singer (Cameo)
24th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish hockey player (d. 1985)
24th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Kristin Scott Thomas, English actress
24th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Guy Fletcher, British keyboardist (Dire Straits)
24th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Doug Jones, American actor
24th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (d. 2003)
24th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Hector Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer
24th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
24th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Michael Chabon, American author
24th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
24th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
24th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Joe Dumars, American basketball player
24th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Adrian Moorhouse, British swimmer
24th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Pat Verbeek, Canadian ice hockey player
24th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY John C. Reilly, American actor
24th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
24th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Eric Cantona, French footballer
24th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
24th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Russell Kun, Nauruan politician
24th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Carlos Hernandez, Venezuelan baseball player
24th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Eric Close, American actor
24th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Bruno Putzulu, French actor
24th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Steve McDonald, American bassist (Redd Kross)
24th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter
24th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Rich Robinson, American musician (Black Crowes)
24th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Tommy Page, American singer
24th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Kris Draper, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings)
24th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer
24th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Joanna Wisniewska, Polish discus thrower
24th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Dermot O'Leary, English television presenter
24th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Bartolo Colon, Dominican baseball player
24th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Smicer, Czech footballer
24th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
24th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
24th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Foucan, French actor and free-runner
24th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
24th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater
24th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer
24th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Maria Lawson, British singer
24th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer
24th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Cortini, Italian multi-instrumentalist (Nine Inch Nails)
24th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
24th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Kym Valentine, Australian actress
24th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Brian Ching, American footballer
24th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Brad Penny, American baseball player
24th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
24th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Bryan Greenberg, American actor
24th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Elijah Burke, American wrestler
24th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Tracy McGrady, American basketball player
24th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Kareem McKenzie, American football player
24th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Frank Mir, American UFC fighter
24th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
24th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Marketa Janska, Czech model
24th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
24th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY DaMarcus Beasley, American footballer
24th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (d. 2009)
24th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Sarah Hagan, American actress
24th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Brodney Pool, American football player
24th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Ryan Wieber, American visual effects compositor and amateur filmmaker
24th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Giannis Kondoes, Greek footballer
24th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
24th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Jordan Metcalfe, English actor
24th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Mark Ballas, American professional dancer
24th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Latendresse, Canadian hockey player
24th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Monica Lin Brown, American soldier
24th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Billy Gilman, American singer
24th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Artem Anisimov, Russian hockey player
24th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Andrew Jordan, British racing driver
24th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Adel Taarabt, Moroccan footballer
24th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Joey Logano, American racing driver
24th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
24th of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Travis T. Flory, American actor
24th of May 1993 BIRTHDAY Oliver Davis, American actor
24th of May 1995 BIRTHDAY Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
24th of May 1153 DEATH King David I of Scotland (Born 1084)
24th of May 1351 DEATH Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (Born c. 1297)
24th of May 1408 DEATH Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (Born 1335)
24th of May 1425 DEATH Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (Born 1362)
24th of May 1456 DEATH Ambroise de Lore, French military commander (Born 1396)
24th of May 1543 DEATH Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer (Born 1473)
24th of May 1612 DEATH Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman (Born 1563)
24th of May 1627 DEATH Luis de Gongora, Spanish poet (Born 1561)
24th of May 1632 DEATH Robert Hues, English mathematician and geographer (Born 1553)
24th of May 1725 DEATH Jonathan Wild, English criminal (Born 1682)
24th of May 1734 DEATH Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (Born 1660)
24th of May 1792 DEATH George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, British naval officer (Born 1718)
24th of May 1806 DEATH John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (Born 1723)
24th of May 1843 DEATH Sylvestre Francois Lacroix, French mathematician (Born 1765)
24th of May 1861 DEATH Elmer E. Ellsworth, American Civil War officer (Born 1837)
24th of May 1872 DEATH Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (Born 1794)
24th of May 1876 DEATH Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary (Born 1843)
24th of May 1879 DEATH William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist and publisher (Born 1805)
24th of May 1881 DEATH Samuel Palmer, English artist (Born 1805)
24th of May 1883 DEATH Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri, Algerian leader (Born 1808)
24th of May 1908 DEATH Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (Born 1821)
24th of May 1915 DEATH Private John Condon, English World War I soldier (Born 1896)
24th of May 1919 DEATH Amado Nervo, Mexican poet (Born 1870)
24th of May 1941 DEATH Lancelot Holland, British admiral (Born 1887)
24th of May 1945 DEATH Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (Born 1892)
24th of May 1947 DEATH Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (Born 1878)
24th of May 1948 DEATH Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (Born 1885)
24th of May 1949 DEATH Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (Born 1873)
24th of May 1950 DEATH Archibald Wavell, British Field Marshal (Born 1883)
24th of May 1959 DEATH John Foster Dulles, American, 52nd United States Secretary of State (Born 1888)
24th of May 1960 DEATH Avraham Arnon, Israeli educator and a recipient of the Israel Prize (Born 1887)
24th of May 1963 DEATH Elmore James, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Born 1918)
24th of May 1969 DEATH Willy Ley, German-born rocket scientist (Born 1906)
24th of May 1972 DEATH Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (Born 1915)
24th of May 1974 DEATH Duke Ellington, American composer and musician (Born 1899)
24th of May 1984 DEATH Vincent J. McMahon, American pro wrestling promoter (Born 1914)
24th of May 1991 DEATH Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (Born 1912)
24th of May 1991 DEATH Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (Born 1944)
24th of May 1992 DEATH Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (Born 1956)
24th of May 1995 DEATH Harold Wilson, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1964-1970, 1974-1976 (Born 1916)
24th of May 1996 DEATH Enrique Alvarez Felix, Mexican actor (Born 1934)
24th of May 1996 DEATH Joseph Mitchell, American journalist (Born 1908)
24th of May 1997 DEATH Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Born 1923)
24th of May 2000 DEATH Kurt Schork, American reporter (Born 1947)
24th of May 2000 DEATH Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and lyricist (Born 1919)
24th of May 2002 DEATH Wallace Markfield, American writer (Born 1926)
24th of May 2003 DEATH Rachel Kempson, English actress (Born 1910)
24th of May 2004 DEATH Henry Ries, American photographer (Born 1917)
24th of May 2004 DEATH Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (Born 1913)
24th of May 2004 DEATH Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (Born 1900)
24th of May 2005 DEATH Carl Amery, German writer (Born 1922)
24th of May 2005 DEATH Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (Born 1934)
24th of May 2005 DEATH Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (Born 1913)
24th of May 2006 DEATH Henry Bumstead, American art director (Born 1915)
24th of May 2006 DEATH Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, Mexican convicted killer (Born 1963)
24th of May 2006 DEATH Micha? Zyczkowski, Polish technician (Born 1930)
24th of May 2007 DEATH Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (Born 1922)
24th of May 2008 DEATH Dick Martin, American comedian (Born 1922)
24th of May 2008 DEATH Rob Knox, British actor (Born 1989)
24th of May 2009 DEATH Jay Bennett, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Wilco) (Born 1963)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (Born 1947)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Born 1930)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (Born 1937)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (Born 1926)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (Born 1920)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (Born 1965)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (Born 1922)
24th of May 2010 DEATH Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (Born 1972)

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