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15th of May 1252 EVENT Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
15th of May 1525 EVENT The battle of Frankenhausen ends the German Peasants' War.
15th of May 1536 EVENT Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest. She is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.
15th of May 1567 EVENT Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
15th of May 1602 EVENT Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod.
15th of May 1618 EVENT Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).
15th of May 1648 EVENT The Treaty of Westphalia signed.
15th of May 1701 EVENT The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
15th of May 1718 EVENT James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.
15th of May 1755 EVENT Laredo, Texas is established by the Spaniards.
15th of May 1776 EVENT American Revolution: the Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.
15th of May 1791 EVENT Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
15th of May 1792 EVENT War of the First Coalition: France declares war on Kingdom of Sardinia.
15th of May 1793 EVENT Diego Marin Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted flights.
15th of May 1796 EVENT First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
15th of May 1800 EVENT George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
15th of May 1811 EVENT Paraguay declares independence from Spain.
15th of May 1817 EVENT Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
15th of May 1829 EVENT The Aaronic Priesthood is restored to Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery, prior to the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
15th of May 1836 EVENT Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse.
15th of May 1849 EVENT Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily
15th of May 1850 EVENT The Bloody Island Massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a large number of Pomo Indians in Lake County are slaughtered by a regiment of the United States Cavalry, led by Nathaniel Lyon.
15th of May 1858 EVENT Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
15th of May 1862 EVENT President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.
15th of May 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
15th of May 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of New Market, Virginia : students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.
15th of May 1869 EVENT Woman's suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
15th of May 1904 EVENT The Russian minelayer Amur laid a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sank Japan's battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and "Yashima".
15th of May 1905 EVENT Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acres (0.4 km?), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
15th of May 1911 EVENT In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up.
15th of May 1919 EVENT The Winnipeg General Strike begins. By 11:00 a.m., almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Manitoba had walked off the job.
15th of May 1919 EVENT Greek invasion of Izmir. During the invasion, the Greek army kills or wounds 350 Turks. Those responsible are punished by the Greek Commander Aristides Stergiades.
15th of May 1928 EVENT Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
15th of May 1929 EVENT A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
15th of May 1932 EVENT The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'etat, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
15th of May 1934 EVENT Karlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.
15th of May 1935 EVENT The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
15th of May 1936 EVENT Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
15th of May 1940 EVENT USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.
15th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
15th of May 1940 EVENT McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
15th of May 1942 EVENT World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
15th of May 1943 EVENT Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
15th of May 1945 EVENT World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
15th of May 1948 EVENT Following the demise of the British Mandate of Palestine, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel thus starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
15th of May 1951 EVENT The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czes?aw Mi?osz, asks the French government for political asylum.
15th of May 1957 EVENT At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple. The device fails to detonate properly.
15th of May 1958 EVENT The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
15th of May 1960 EVENT The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.
15th of May 1963 EVENT Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.
15th of May 1966 EVENT After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam's ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command.
15th of May 1969 EVENT People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.
15th of May 1970 EVENT President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
15th of May 1970 EVENT Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.
15th of May 1972 EVENT In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to be become President.
15th of May 1972 EVENT The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
15th of May 1974 EVENT Ma'alot massacre: In an Arab terrorist attack and hostage taking at an Israeli school, a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.
15th of May 1987 EVENT The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
15th of May 1988 EVENT Soviet war in Afghanistan: After more than eight years of fighting, the Red Army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
15th of May 1990 EVENT Portrait of Doctor Gachet by Vincent van Gogh is sold for a record $82.5 million, the most expensive painting at the time.
15th of May 1991 EVENT Edith Cresson becomes France's first female prime minister.
15th of May 1997 EVENT The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.
15th of May 2008 EVENT California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.
15th of May 2010 EVENT Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
15th of May 1567 BIRTHDAY (baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
15th of May 1608 BIRTHDAY Rene Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
15th of May 1720 BIRTHDAY Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792)
15th of May 1749 BIRTHDAY Levi Lincoln, Sr., American statesman (d. 1820)
15th of May 1767 BIRTHDAY Ezekiel Hart, Canadian entrepreneur and politician (d. 1843)
15th of May 1773 BIRTHDAY Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (d. 1859)
15th of May 1786 BIRTHDAY General Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek War of Independence figure (d. 1864)
15th of May 1808 BIRTHDAY Michael William Balfe, Irish composer of the opera The Bohemian Girl (d. 1870)
15th of May 1817 BIRTHDAY Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
15th of May 1848 BIRTHDAY Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
15th of May 1854 BIRTHDAY Ioannis Psycharis, Greek author and linguist (d. 1929)
15th of May 1856 BIRTHDAY Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer and guide (d. 1917)
15th of May 1856 BIRTHDAY L. Frank Baum, American author (d. 1919)
15th of May 1857 BIRTHDAY Williamina Fleming, British-born astronomer (d. 1911)
15th of May 1859 BIRTHDAY Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
15th of May 1862 BIRTHDAY Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist (d. 1931)
15th of May 1890 BIRTHDAY Katherine Anne Porter, American author (d. 1980)
15th of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (d. 1940)
15th of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (d. 1971)
15th of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)
15th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY Astrid Zachrison, Swedish supercentenarian (d. 2008)
15th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY William D. Byron, American politician (d. 1941)
15th of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Arletty, French model and actress (d. 1992)
15th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
15th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
15th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
15th of May 1902 BIRTHDAY Richard J. Daley, American politician (d. 1976)
15th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
15th of May 1905 BIRTHDAY Joseph Cotten, American actor (d. 1994)
15th of May 1905 BIRTHDAY Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and John F. Kennedy assassination figure (d. 1970)
15th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Sukhdev Thapar, Indian revolutionary figure who fought for independence against the British colonialists (d. 1931)
15th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY James Mason, British actor (d. 1984)
15th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Clara Solovera, Chilean folk musician (d. 1992)
15th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Constance Cummings, British actress (d. 2005)
15th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
15th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
15th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Arthur Berger, American composer (d. 2003)
15th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Turk Broda, Canadian hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
15th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
15th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Hilda Bernstein, British-born South African author (d. 2006)
15th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Paul Samuelson, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
15th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
15th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Vera Gebuhr, Danish actress
15th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (d. 2009)
15th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
15th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Nasrallah Sfeir, Lebanese cardinal
15th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
15th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Richard Avedon, American photographer (d. 2004)
15th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY John Lanchbery, British composer (d. 2003)
15th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
15th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
15th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Roy Stewart, Jamacian-born British actor and fitness industry figure (d. 2008)
15th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Anthony Shaffer, British playwright (d. 2001)
15th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Peter Shaffer, British playwright
15th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Jasper Johns, American painter
15th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Ken Venturi, American golfer
15th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Utah Phillips, American labor organizer and folk singer (d. 2008)
15th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
15th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
15th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-born actress
15th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Paul Zindel, American writer (d. 2003)
15th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Madeleine Albright, American Secretary of State
15th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Trini Lopez, American musician
15th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Joe Tait, American broadcaster
15th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Diane Nash, American Civil Rights Movement figure
15th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Mireille Darc, French actress
15th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Lenny Welch, American singer
15th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Shirley, British athlete
15th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Roger Ailes, American businessman
15th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
15th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Don Nelson, American professional basketball coach
15th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY K.T. Oslin, American musician
15th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian politician
15th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Doug Lowe, Tasmanian politician
15th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY David Cronenberg, Canadian screenwriter and film director
15th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Bill Alter, American politician
15th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Ulrich Beck, German sociologist
15th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Portuguese noble
15th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
15th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Graeham Goble, Australian musician and record producer (Little River Band)
15th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
15th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Brian Eno, British musician and record producer
15th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Sebelius, American politician and Obama Administration figure
15th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Hammond, American actor
15th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Frank Wilczek, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
15th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
15th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Mike Oldfield, British composer
15th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY George Brett, American baseball player
15th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
15th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Lee Horsley, American actor
15th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
15th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Andreas Loverdos, Greek lawyer and politician
15th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Juan Jose Ibarretxe, Basque statesman
15th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
15th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler
15th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Andrew Eldritch, British singer and songwriter
15th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
15th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Luis Perez-Sala, Spanish racing driver
15th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Rob Bowman, American film director
15th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Rhonda Burchmore, Australian Entertainer
15th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
15th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Melle Mel, American musician
15th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Lisa Curry-Kenny, Australian Ironwoman
15th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Digna Ochoa, Mexican politician
15th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Lars L?kke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
15th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Andre Abujamra, Brazilian film score composer
15th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Rai, Brazilian footballer
15th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Pete Wiggs, British musician (Saint Etienne)
15th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
15th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Laura Hillenbrand, American author
15th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY John Smoltz, baseball player
15th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Cecilia Malmstrom, Swedish politician
15th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Seth Putnam, American musician
15th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
15th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
15th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Emmitt Smith, American football player
15th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Frank de Boer, Dutch football player
15th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Ronald de Boer, Dutch football player
15th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Desmond Howard, American football player
15th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Rod Smith, American football player
15th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Martin Rossiter, British Musician
15th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
15th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY David Charvet, French actor
15th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Emilia Tsoulfa, Greek sailing champion
15th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Vassilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player
15th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
15th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Ahmet Zappa, American musician
15th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Peter Iwers, Swedish Musician
15th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Ray Lewis, American football player
15th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
15th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Torraye Braggs, American basketball player
15th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Ryan Leaf, American football player
15th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Tyler Walker, American baseball player
15th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Jacek Krzynowek, Polish footballer
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Amy Chow, American gymnast
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Edu, Brazilian footballer
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Robert Royal, American football player
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Krissy Taylor, American model (d. 1995)
15th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY David Krumholtz, American actor
15th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Chris Masoe, New Zealander rugby player
15th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Josh Beckett, American baseball player
15th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Rocky Marquette, American actor
15th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Patrice Evra, French footballer
15th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Zara Phillips, British royal and eventer
15th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
15th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
15th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Alex Breckenridge, American actress
15th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
15th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
15th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (Pussycat Dolls)
15th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor
15th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Sergio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
15th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver
15th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Cristiane, Brazilian footballer
15th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Thomas Brown, American football player
15th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Adam Moffat, British football player
15th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Matias Fernandez, Chilean footballer
15th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Ersan Ilyasova, Turkish basketball player
15th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
15th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player
15th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Sunny (Lee Soon-kyu), South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
15th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Jordan Eberle, Canadian hockey player
15th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Joe Mattock, English footballer
15th of May 1995 BIRTHDAY Ksenia Sitnik, Belarusian singer
15th of May 0913 DEATH Hatto I, Archbishop of Mainz
15th of May 1036 DEATH Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan (Born 1008)
15th of May 1157 DEATH Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince
15th of May 1174 DEATH Nur ad-Din Zangi, ruler of Syria (Born 1118)
15th of May 1381 DEATH Eppelein von Gailingen, German robber baron
15th of May 1470 DEATH Charles VIII of Sweden (Born 1409)
15th of May 1585 DEATH Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (Born 1535)
15th of May 1591 DEATH Dmitry Ivanovich, Tsarevich (Born 1582)
15th of May 1609 DEATH Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (Born 1557)
15th of May 1634 DEATH Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (Born 1585)
15th of May 1698 DEATH Marie Champmesle, French actress (Born 1642)
15th of May 1699 DEATH Edward Petre, British Jesuit and privy councilor (Born 1631)
15th of May 1700 DEATH John Hale, pastor during the Salem witch hunt (Born1636)
15th of May 1703 DEATH Charles Perrault, French writer (Born 1628)
15th of May 1714 DEATH Roger Elliott, British general and Governor of Gibraltar
15th of May 1740 DEATH Ephraim Chambers, British encyclopaedist (Born 1680)
15th of May 1760 DEATH Alaungpaya, King of Burma (Born 1711)
15th of May 1773 DEATH Alban Butler, British Catholic priest and writer (Born 1710)
15th of May 1782 DEATH Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (Born 1699)
15th of May 1845 DEATH Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican Head of State (Born 1800)
15th of May 1879 DEATH Gottfried Semper, German architect (Born 1803)
15th of May 1886 DEATH Emily Dickinson, American poet (Born 1830)
15th of May 1924 DEATH Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1852)
15th of May 1928 DEATH Umegatani Totaro I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (Born 1845)
15th of May 1935 DEATH Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (Born 1878)
15th of May 1937 DEATH Phillip Snowden, British politician (Born 1864)
15th of May 1940 DEATH Menno ter Braak, Dutch author and polemicist (Born 1902)
15th of May 1945 DEATH Charles Williams, British writer (Born 1886)
15th of May 1948 DEATH Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (Born 1886)
15th of May 1954 DEATH William March, American writer (Born 1893)
15th of May 1956 DEATH Austin Osman Spare, British artist and magician (Born 1886)
15th of May 1964 DEATH Vladko Macek, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (Born 1879)
15th of May 1967 DEATH Edward Hopper, American painter (Born 1882)
15th of May 1971 DEATH Tyrone Guthrie, British director, producer, and writer (Born 1900)
15th of May 1978 DEATH Sir Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (Born 1894)
15th of May 1982 DEATH Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (Born 1946)
15th of May 1984 DEATH Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor (Born 1912)
15th of May 1986 DEATH Theodore White, American writer (Born 1915)
15th of May 1986 DEATH Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (Born 1958)
15th of May 1989 DEATH Johnny Green, American songwriter (Born 1908)
15th of May 1991 DEATH Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Born 1956)
15th of May 1991 DEATH Amadou Hampate Ba, Malian writer (Born c. 1900)
15th of May 1991 DEATH Ronald Lacey, British actor (Born 1935)
15th of May 1992 DEATH Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (Born 1965)
15th of May 1993 DEATH Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (Born 1933)
15th of May 1994 DEATH Gilbert Roland, Mexican actor (Born 1905)
15th of May 1995 DEATH Eric Porter, British actor (Born 1928)
15th of May 1996 DEATH Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (Born 1910)
15th of May 1998 DEATH Earl "the Goat" Manigault, American basketball player (Born 1944)
15th of May 2003 DEATH June Carter Cash, American musician and singer (Born 1929)
15th of May 2003 DEATH George Francis, British gangster (Born 1940)
15th of May 2005 DEATH Alan B. Gold, Quebec Chief Justice (Born 1917)
15th of May 2007 DEATH Jerry Falwell, Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and Founder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (Born 1933)
15th of May 2007 DEATH Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Born 1955)
15th of May 2008 DEATH Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (Born 1919)
15th of May 2008 DEATH Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (Born 1960)
15th of May 2008 DEATH Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (Born 1956)
15th of May 2008 DEATH Astrid Zachrison, Swedish supercentenarian (Born 1895)
15th of May 2009 DEATH Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (Born 1964)
15th of May 2009 DEATH Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor (Born 1923)
15th of May 2010 DEATH Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer (Born 1987)
15th of May 2010 DEATH Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (Born 1950)