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2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

1960John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

1981Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

May 11th Deaths
Date Event
1304
Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (b. 1271) 
1610
Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies 
1631
Christoph Buel, composer, dies at 57 
1672
Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615) 
1708
Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646) 
1723
Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656) 
1742
Francesco Stradivari, Ital violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70 
1772
Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged 
1777
George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719) 
1778
William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69 
1779
John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68 
1812
Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762) 
1819
Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47 
1845
Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14 
1848
Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781) 
1849
Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer and conductor, dies at 38 of a stroke 
1849
Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier, French socialite (b. 1777) 
1849
Otto Nicolai, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 
1857
E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81 
1857
François-Eugène Vidocq, Vidocq 
1871
John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79 
1881
Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59 
1885
Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73 
1887
Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802) 
1891
A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820) 
1895
Feliks Jaronski, composer, dies at 71 
1896
H.C. Brunner, The Seven Graces 
1897
Aleko Konstantinov, Bay Ganyo tragna po Evropa 
1907
John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54 
1913
Miklós Tihanyi, Keserü szerelem 
1916
Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies 
1916
Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43 
1916
Max Reger, Fury 
1917
Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66 
1920
William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83 
1920
Jim Colosimo,  
1920
William Dean Howells, Christmas Every Day 
1926
Rafael Bouwmeester, Cirque hollandais 
1927
Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90 
1927
Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40 
1929
Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864) 
1933
John G. Adolfi, The Man Who Played God 
1934
Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852) 
1935
Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78 
1937
Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62 
1938
Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81 
1938
Thelma Hill, Two Tars 
1939
Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867) 
1941
James C. Bradford, The Son of the Sheik 
1941
Peggy Shannon, Deluge 
1944
Henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37 
1944
Joseph A. McDonough, Show Boat 
1944
Herbie Kaye, I'm Looking Out the Window 
1945
Jan Sviták, Zivot vojenský, zivot veselý 
1945
André Bacqué, The Life of Moliere 
1945
William von Simpson, Die Barrings 
1945
Stacia Napierkowska, Les vampires 
1945
Dolores Casey, Big Brown Eyes 
1947
Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62 
1947
Ture Rangström, Tonmålaren 
1947
James G. Woodbury, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 
1949
Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65 
1949
Edward M. Langley, Robin Hood 
1949
Herbert Waniek, The Tinker 
1952
Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87 
1953
Jean Adair, dies at 80 
1953
Jean Adair, In the Name of the Law 
1953
Jean Adair, Arsenic and Old Lace 
1953
Margarete Kupfer, I Don't Want to Be a Man 
1954
Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Vesikali Yarim 
1955
G L Jessop, cricketer (match-winning batsman, brilliant field), dies 
1955
Emil Kosa, The Day the Earth Stood Still 
1955
Francis Pierlot, The Prisoner of Zenda 
1955
Étienne Arnaud, Saved from the Titanic 
1956
Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79 
1956
Piotr Morskoy, Dakarguli saundje 
1956
Hugh Miller, The Love of Sunya 
1956
Takashi Matsumoto, Shishi no za 
1957
Claude Lapham, Feet First 
1958
Frank Jaquet, Ace in the Hole 
1958
Lucien Lelong, Lumières de Paris 
1959
Gene Havlick, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1959
Marcella Albani, La città dell'amore 
1959
Alfred Tonkel, Night of the Execution 
1960
John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86 
1960
John D. Rockefeller Jr.,  
1961
Uno Larsson, Summer with Monika 
1962
H.H. Hopple, Tell It to the Marines 
1963
Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888) 
1965
Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86 
1965
Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57 
1965
Roger Vailland, Les liaisons dangereuses 
1967
Yukiko Todoroki, Sanshiro Sugata 
1970
Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906) 
1973
Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies 
1973
Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919) 
1976
Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78 
1976
Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68 
1976
J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered 
1976
Si Rose, Pufnstuf 
1976
Serafima Birman, Ivan the Terrible, Part I 
1977
Abilio Pereira de Almeida, Terra É Sempre Terra 
1978
John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93 
1978
Dragoljub Jovanovic, Otpisani 
1979
Joan Chandler, dies at 55 
1979
Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64 
1979
Annika Tretow, Sawdust and Tinsel 
1979
Tamara Adelgeym, Jewish Luck 
1979
Joan Chandler, Rope 
1979
Lester Flatt, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs 
1979
Josef Petrak, 1. April 2000 
1979
Chet Stafford, Boeing, Boeing 
1981
Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36 
1981
Hoyt J Fuller, editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57 
1981
Ron Ormond, The Exotic Ones 
1981
James Dime, White Woman 
1981
Jan Koecher, Warszawska premiera 
1981
Sam Byrd, Follow Thru with Sam Byrd 
1981
Bob Marley, In the Name of the Father 
1982
Leigh Snowden, actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies at 51 of cancer 
1982
Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70 
1982
Leigh Snowden, All That Heaven Allows 
1983
Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65 
1983
Zenna Henderson, The People 
1984
Peter Sturm, Max und siebeneinhalb Jungen 
1984
Toni Turek,  
1985
Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84 
1985
Garmt Stuiveling, literatrary (Ego & Echo), dies at 77 
1985
Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack 
1985
Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies 
1985
Patricia McGerr, Johnny Lingo 
1985
Chester Gould, Dick Tracy 
1985
Milton Seaman, The Purple Rose of Cairo 
1985
Jorja Curtright, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 
1986
Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910) 
1986
Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894) 
1986
Fritz Pollard, Rockin' the Blues 
1986
Florence Johns, The Auction Block 
1986
Wallace Chewning, The Big Country 
1986
Edoardo Anton, Il segno di Venere 
1986
Arnold Stoltz, Nightwork 
1987
Thomas Benton Roberts, Liberty 
1987
James Jesus Angleton, Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive 
1988
H A R (Kim) Philby, British double agent, dies 
1988
Kim Philby,  
1989
Wanda Orzechowska, Zlota maska 
1989
Giannis Papaioannou, Edge of Night 
1990
Venedikt Yerofeyev, Moskau - Petuschki 
1990
Fred Williams, What's Up, Doc? 
1990
Heidemarie Hatheyer, I accuse 
1990
Stratos Dionysiou, The Love of Ulysses 
1990
Hanne Wieder, The Haunted Castle 
1991
Filip J Field, dies at 67 
1991
Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies 
1991
Wladyslaw Eiger, Dwie Joasie 
1991
Dino Di Luca, The Cardinal 
1991
John Elias, Battlestar Galactica 
1992
Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90 
1992
Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98 
1992
Kurt Bendix, Miss April 
1992
William A. Mueller, Island in the Sky 
1992
Emil Kolozsvári Grandpierre, A törökfejes kopja 
1992
Cecil Higgins, The Outlaw Josey Wales 
1992
Jovan Milicevic, Hanka 
1993
Anne-Marie Mühle, Kronbruden 
1993
Frank Biro, Between Jobs 
1994
Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82 
1994
Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68 
1994
Leonard Friedman, violinist, dies at 63 
1994
Lewis B Puller, US writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48 
1994
Timothy Carey, dies of stroke at 64 
1994
Wick Ederveen, Romeo 
1994
Henri Guisol, Lola Montès 
1994
Timothy Carey, Paths of Glory 
1994
Nikolay Fyodorov, Bobik v gostyakh u Barbosa 
1995
Arthur Lubin, director (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 96 
1995
David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62 
1995
William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man), dies at 80 
1995
David Avidan, A Message from the Future 
1995
John Phillips, Becket 
1995
Mia Martini, Jacques Chazot 
1995
Byron P. Cavnar, Rain Man 
1996
Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85 
1996
Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48 
1996
Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84 
1996
Nnamdi Azikiwe, Pres of Nigeria (1963-66), dies 
1996
Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46 
1996
Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922) 
1996
Walter Hyatt, Clay Pigeons 
1996
Rodney Culver, Super Bowl XXIX 
1996
Seiichi Fukuda, Madame O 
1996
Vittorio Sala, Costa Azzurra 
1996
Jerry Murad, Footlight Varieties 
1997
Brenda Carlin, TV producer/wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57 
1997
Ernie Fields, Episode #3.9 
1997
Hans Bradtke, Definitely, Maybe 
1997
Peter Stackpole, The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 
1997
Howard Morton, The Mechanic 
1997
Genine Graham, Phantom Caravan 
1997
Brenda Carlin, George Carlin: Jammin' in New York 
1997
Catherine McLeod, Days of Our Lives 
1998
Gene Fowler Jr., It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 
1998
Willy Corsari, Het mysterie van de Mondscheinsonate 
1998
Helena McCarthy, Staggered 
1998
Rudolf S. Joseph, Summer Storm 
1998
Edward Schaaf, Up! 
1999
Elaine Fifield, The Show Parade 
1999
Silvio Previato, Dietro la pianura 
1999
Birdy Sweeney, The Crying Game 
1999
Stella Francis, Ebb Tide 
1999
Nina Kazarinova, Eti... tri vernye karty... 
1999
Lulla Rosenfeld, Paris Blues 
1999
Eleonora Ezra, Barierata 
2000
Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907) 
2000
Faruk Kenç, Çakircali Mehmet Efe 
2000
David Bretherton, Cabaret 
2000
Robinson Stone, Stalag 17 
2000
Mervyn Mills, The Long Haul 
2000
William Dale Jennings, The Cowboys 
2000
Paula Wessely, Masquerade in Vienna 
2000
René Muñoz, Mi pequeña Soledad 
2000
Verna Aardema, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears 
2000
Janou Saint-Denis, Bonheur d'occasion 
2001
Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952) 
2001
Michael J. Bird, Return to Yesterday 
2001
Wolfgang Arps, Das Käthchen von Heilbronn 
2001
Balázs Szuhay, A baromfiudvar réme 
2001
Jan Kropácek, The Elementary School 
2001
Heskel Brisman, Carnival of Blood 
2001
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
2001
Klaus Schlesinger, Matulla und Busch 
2001
Jesús Aguirre, Episode dated 29 January 1993 
2002
Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (b. 1905) 
2002
Renaude Lapointe, French Canadian journalist and senator (b. 1912) 
2002
Bill Peet, Cinderella 
2002
Christopher Lofton, All My Children 
2002
Patrick Fyffe, Look After the Pennies 
2002
Joseph Bonanno, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story 
2002
Nika Turbina, Eto bylo u morya 
2002
Richard Ching, My Chorus 
2002
John Sharnik, Meze Waltera Hortona 
2003
Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945) 
2003
José Manuel Lara, Episode dated 9 October 1992 
2003
Grzegorz Sielski, The Woodpecker Told the Owl 
2003
Artie Fielder, Six Weeks 
2003
Kiro Cortosev, Vreme, zivot 
2003
King Hernandez, Liar Liar 
2004
John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949) 
2004
Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach 
2004
Per Øivind Heradstveit, Studio A 
2004
John Wylie, The Hudsucker Proxy 
2004
Gene Sprague, The Bridge 
2004
Yefim Berezin, Shtepsel zhenit Tarapunku 
2004
Robert Cabal, Around the World in Eighty Days 
2004
John Whitehead, Shrek 2 
2004
Zhenhua Niu, The Soong Sisters 
2005
Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917) 
2005
Michalis Genitsaris, Ilias Petropoulos: A World Underground 
2005
Jay Dare, Great Guns 
2006
Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71 
2006
Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921) 
2006
Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932) 
2006
Konrad Kittner, Kein Pardon 
2006
Mauri Front, Finlandia-talo 
2006
Mony Dalmès, The Swindle 
2006
Zoran Gluscevic, I'll Be Back 
2006
Ricardo Fernández, Without Compassion 
2006
Frankie Thomas, The Major and the Minor 
2006
Byron Morrow, Colossus: The Forbin Project 
2006
Floyd Patterson, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe 
2006
Christiane Muller, Going Places 
2007
Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (b. 1913) 
2007
Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918) 
2007
David Lang, Hellcats of the Navy 
2007
Bernard Gordon, 55 Days at Peking 
2007
Stanley Holden, Liberace 
2007
Fred Burns, Stuck on You 
2007
Winifred Mann, Tell Me a Riddle 
2007
Norman Frank, Episode #1.37 
2007
Elizabeth Greenberg, Brokeback Mountain 
2007
Barbara Maier, A Doll's House 
2008
Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934) 
2008
John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953) 
2008
Bruno Neves, portuguese cyclist that died in competition (b.1981) 
2008
Hiroko Seki, Kiki's Delivery Service 
2008
Dick Sutcliffe, Lost in a Cave 
2008
John Rutsey,  
2008
Curtis Whitley, Super Bowl XXIX 
2008
Dottie Rambo, The Preacher's Wife 
2008
Jeff Haley, Beverly Hills Cop 
2009
Leonard Shlain, Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology 
2009
Takashi Miki, Tokyo Story 
2009
Dan Ammerman, Local Hero 
2009
Dolores Sutton, Crimes and Misdemeanors 
2009
Mark Landon, Goodbye America 
2009
Shanti Lekha, Saru Bima 
2010
Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928) 
2010
Tito Romalio, Nachalnik Chukotki 
2010
Doris Eaton, Man on the Moon 
2010
Massimo Sarchielli, Ladyhawke 
2010
Maciej Kozlowski, Schindler's List 
2010
Bud Mahurin, War Planes of World War II 
2010
Walker Mahurin, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War 
2010
István Móczár, Útvesztö 
2011
Jase Draper, Marie and Paul's Dance Lesson 
2011
Laurie Abdo, Ghost 
2011
Madalyn Minch, Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas 
2011
Snooky Young, Episode dated 7 January 1992 
2011
Robert 'Tractor' Traylor, The Brewster Project 
2012
Roland Shaw, Song of Norway 
2012
Frank Wills, Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays 
2012
Ramesh Mehta, Jesal Toral 
2012
Alma Bella, Punyal na ginto 
2012
László Seregi, A mikádó 
2012
Tony DeZuniga, Jonah Hex 
2012
Grant Jeffrey, Shadow Government 
2012
John Fabild, Over gaden - Neden vandet 
2013
Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85 
2013
Isao Natsuyagi, The Land of Hope 
2013
David Connell, Wolfen 
2013
Igor Yurash, Milyy Ep 
2013
Gilberto Gazcón, Rage 
2013
Jack Butler, The Fall of '55 
2013
Ollie Mitchell, The Concert for Bangladesh 
2013
Arnold Peters, Episode #1.2 
2014
Vernon Lewis, Thor 
2014
Rimma Narinyan, Soshedshie s nebes 
2014
Polly Noble, Katherine Jenkins 
2014
Margareta Pogonat, Meandre 
2014
Jeb Magruder, Watergate 
2014
Barbara Knudson, Stage to San Dimas 
2014
Ernesto Cabrejos, The Motorcycle Diaries 
2015
Gideon Singer, Jailbirds 
2015
Jef Geeraerts, The Memory of a Killer 
2015
Mohammad Ali Sepanlou, Tehran, Conceptual Art 
2015
Janine Guyon, Le voleur de riens 
2015
Roman Huszczo, Straszydla 
2015
Stan Cornyn, The Phynx 
2017
Twin Peaks and Kill Bill actor Michael Parks dies aged 77 
2017
Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen dies, aged 90 
2017
Robert Miles known for 1990s hit 'Children' dies aged 47 
2017
Former Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen dies, aged 90 
2017
ABC journalist Mark Colvin dies aged 65 
2018
Acclaimed indigenous actor Tom E Lewis dies aged 59 
2018
Longtime AP journalist Carl Craft dies at age 79 
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