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History Deaths on May 24

Old Tom Morris
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer and architect (b. 1821)


Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)


Edward Mulhare
Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (b. 1923)


Jacqueline Harpman
Jacqueline Harpman, Belgian psychoanalyst and author (b. 1929)


Herbert Müller (racing driver)
Herbert Müller, Swiss race car driver (b. 1940)


Hugues de Payens
Hugues de Payens, first Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. c. 1070)


Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German author and composer (b. 1797)


Elmer E. Ellsworth
Elmer E. Ellsworth, American colonel (b. 1837)


Rachel Kempson
Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)


Anneliese Rothenberger
Anneliese Rothenberger, German soprano and actress (b. 1926)


Juan Francisco Lombardo
Juan Francisco Lombardo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1925)


Robert Hues
Robert Hues, English mathematician and geographer (b. 1553)


John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (b. 1888)


Knowlton Nash
Knowlton Nash, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1927)


George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1718)


Gotthard Graubner
Gotthard Graubner, German painter (b. 1930)


John Bain (TotalBiscuit), English gaming commentator and critic (b. 1984)


Paul Gray (American musician)
Paul Gray, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1972)


Georg Ernst Stahl
Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)


Amado Nervo
Amado Nervo, Mexican poet, journalist, and educator (b. 1870)


Nikolai von Meck
Nikolai von Meck, Russian engineer (b. 1863)


William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist (b. 1805)


Pyotr Todorovsky
Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)


Thomas N. Heffron
Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1872)


David I of Scotland
David I of Scotland (b. 1083)


Denise Pelletier
Denise Pelletier, Canadian actress (b. 1923)


Theobald III, Count of Champagne
Theobald III, Count of Champagne (b. 1179)


Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington, American pianist and composer (b. 1899)


Gudrun Burwitz
Gudrun Burwitz, daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler (b. 1929)


Arthur Haulot
Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (b. 1913)


Henry Ries
Henry Ries, German-American photographer (b. 1917)


Haynes Johnson
Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (b. 1931)


Jimmy McGriff
Jimmy McGriff, American organist and bandleader (b. 1936)


Klaas Carel Faber
Klaas Carel Faber, Dutch-German SS officer (b. 1922)


John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll
John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, Scottish field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire (b. 1723)


John Vasconcellos
John Vasconcellos, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1932)


Taejo of Joseon
Taejo of Joseon (b. 1335)


Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and illustrator (b. 1794)


Majrooh Sultanpuri
Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)


Huguette Clark
Huguette Clark, American heiress, painter, and philanthropist (b. 1906)


Lancelot Holland
Lancelot Holland, English admiral (b. 1887)


Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury


Dick Martin (comedian)
Dick Martin, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1922)


Samuel Palmer
Samuel Palmer, English painter and illustrator (b. 1805)


Tanith Lee
Tanith Lee, English author (b. 1947)


Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (b. 1473)


Luis de Góngora
Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and cleric (b. 1561)


Jay Bennett
Jay Bennett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1963)


Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman
Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman, Moroccan sultan (b. 1297)


Sylvestre François Lacroix
Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (b. 1765)


John Condon (British Army soldier)
John Condon, Irish-English soldier (b. 1896)


Petr Muk
Petr Muk, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)


Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English field marshal and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (b. 1883)


Claude Piéplu
Claude Piéplu, French actor (b. 1923)


Robert Ritter von Greim
Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal and pilot (b. 1892)


Louis-Zéphirin Moreau
Louis-Zéphirin Moreau, Canadian bishop (b. 1824)


Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1563)


Kenneth Jacobs, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
Dean Carroll, English rugby player (b. 1962)
Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, Iranian businessman (b. 1969)
Stormé DeLarverie, known as the "Rosa Parks of the lesbian community" (b. 1920)
David Allen, English cricketer (b. 1935)
Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (b. 1942)
Helmut Braunlich, German-American violinist and composer (b. 1929)
Lee Rich, American production manager and producer (b. 1918)
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, American journalist and author (b. 1948)
Hakim Ali Zardari, Indian-Pakistani businessman and politician (b. 1930)
Raymond V. Haysbert, American businessman and activist (b. 1920)
Ray Alan, English ventriloquist, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
Micha? ?yczkowski, Polish technician and educator (b. 1930)
Henry Bumstead, American art director and production designer (b. 1915)
Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1935)
Carl Amery, German activist and author (b. 1922)
Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (b. 1900)
Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
Wallace Markfield, American author (b. 1926)
Kurt Schork, American journalist and scholar (b. 1947)
Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (b. 1934)
Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese race car driver (b. 1956)
Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
Arthur Villeneuve, Canadian painter (b. 1910)
Freddie Frith, English motorcycle road racer (b. 1909)
Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter and businessman, founded WWE (b. 1914)
Ernest Bullock, English organist, composer, and educator (b. 1890)
Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1908)


Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
Frank Rowe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
Martha Annie Whiteley, English chemist and mathematician (b. 1866)
Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect, designed Lenin's Mausoleum and Moscow Kazanskaya railway station (b. 1873)
Jacques Feyder, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
Ambroise de Loré, French commander (b. 1396)
Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)
Ségéne, bishop of Armagh (b. c. 610)