Died On May 1st

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 1. The list includes people like Joseph Goebbels, Ayrton Senna, David Livingstone, Dave Goldberg, Eldridge Cleaver. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, historians and spiritual & religious leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Ayrton Senna
(One of the Greatest F1 Drivers in the History of the Sport)
Ayrton Senna
34
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Miss Elizabeth
(American Professional Wrestler and Wrestling Manager)
Miss Elizabeth
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 3 
David Livingstone
(Scottish Physician, Explorer and Missionary)
David Livingstone
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1873
 4 
Antonín Dvořák
(One of the First Czech Composers to Achieve Worldwide Recognition)
Antonín Dvořák
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1904
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Olympia Dukakis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rose Castorini’ in the Film ‘Moonstruck’)
Olympia Dukakis
20
Birthdate: June 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Eldridge Cleaver
(American Writer and Political Activist who Became an Early Leader of the Black Panther Party)
Eldridge Cleaver
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas
Died: 1998
 7 
Spike Jones
(Musician)
Spike Jones
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 1965
 8 
Henry Cooper
(British Heavyweight Boxer Best Remembered for His Fight Against Muhammad Ali)
Henry Cooper
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Aram Khachaturian
(Composer)
Aram Khachaturian
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: 1978
 10 
Grace Lee Whitney
7
Birthdate: April 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Ranasinghe Premadasa
(Third President of Sri Lanka)
Ranasinghe Premadasa
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: 1993
 12 
María Elena Velasco
(Actress, Director)
María Elena Velasco
5
Birthdate: December 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
Died: 2015
 13 
Glenda Farrell
(Actress)
Glenda Farrell
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Enid, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1971
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 14 
Gene Markey
(Officer, Screenwriter)
Gene Markey
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson
Died: 1980
 15 
Madeleine LeBeau
(Former film actress who also appeared in American films, most notably Casablanca)
Madeleine LeBeau
2
Birthdate: June 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Antony, France
Died: 2016
 16 
René Lalique
(Designer)
René Lalique
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ay, Marne, France
Died: 1945
 17 
SM Nasimuddin SM Amin
(Businessperson)
SM Nasimuddin SM Amin
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Died: 2008
 18 
Ben Lexcen
(Australian Yachtsman and Marine Architect Famous for the Winged Keel Design Applied to 'Australia II' Yacht)
Ben Lexcen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boggabri, Australia
Died: 1988
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Mihály Munkácsy
(Former Painter who earned international reputation with his genre pictures and large-scale biblical paintings)
Mihály Munkácsy
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mukachevo, Ukraine
Died: 1900
 20 
Magda Goebbels
(Wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister ‘Joseph Goebbels’ and Political Supporter of ‘Adolf Hitler’)
Magda Goebbels
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1945
 21 
Chris Kelly
(Musical artist)
Chris Kelly
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2013
 22 
Oscar Swahn
(Sport Shooter)
Oscar Swahn
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Götaland, Sweden
Died: 1927
 23 
Moshe Landau
(Judge of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1953 to 1982)
Moshe Landau
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 2011
 24 
Sergio Franchi
(Tenor)
Sergio Franchi
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Codogno, Italy
Died: 1990
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
(Engineer)
Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: 1927
 26 
Ejnar Mikkelsen
(Explorer)
Ejnar Mikkelsen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vester-Brønderslev, Denmark
Died: 1971
 27 
Butrus al-Bustani
(Syria's First Nationalist and Founder of the Bi-Weekly Magazine 'Al-Jinan')
Butrus al-Bustani
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1819 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 1883
 28 
Anthony Mamo
(Political Leader)
Anthony Mamo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birkirkara, Malta
Died: 2008
 29 
Augustine Mahiga
(Diplomat, Politician)
Augustine Mahiga
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tosamaganga, Iringa District Iringa, Tanganyika (territory) Tanganyika
Died: 2020
 30 
Dave Goldberg
(Entrepreneur)
Dave Goldberg
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
 31 
Kenneth Bancroft Clark
(Psychologist)
Kenneth Bancroft Clark
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Panama Canal Zone, United States
Died: 2005
 32 
Israel Beer
(Spy)
Israel Beer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1966
 33 
Jean Coralli
(French Ballet Dancer and Choreographer, Best Known for Collaborating with 'Jules Perrot' in Creating 'Giselle')
Jean Coralli
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 15, 1779
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1854
 34 
Tom Tyler
(Actor)
Tom Tyler
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Henry, New York, United States
Died: 1954
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Joseph Goebbels
(German Nazi Politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda (1933 – 1945))
Joseph Goebbels
66
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rheydt, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Died: 1945
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Ōtomo no Yakamochi
(Japanese Statesman and Waka Poet in the Nara Period)
Ōtomo no Yakamochi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 2, 0718
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 0785
 37 
Henryk Ross
(Photographer)
Henryk Ross
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1991
 38 
Arcadius
(Emperor)
Arcadius
1
Birthdate: January 1, 0377
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hispania
Died: 0408
 39 
Steve Reeves
(American Professional Bodybuilder and Actor)
Steve Reeves
8
Birthdate: January 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Montana, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Paolo Stoppa
(Actor)
Paolo Stoppa
0
Birthdate: June 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1988
 41 
George Pravda
(Actor)
George Pravda
0
Birthdate: June 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1985
 42 
Barry Jones
(Former actor often portraying nobility, he had a starring role in the film Seven Days to Noon)
Barry Jones
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: 1981
 43 
Paul Gustav Fischer
(Painter)
Paul Gustav Fischer
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1934
 44 
John Kells Ingram
(Irish Economist and Poet)
John Kells Ingram
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pettigo, Ireland
Died: 1907
 45 
Romolo Gessi
(Italian Soldier and Explorer Who Mapped Out the Last Unexplored Part of the Nile)
Romolo Gessi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: 1881
 46 
Princess Margaret of Connaught
(Princess)
Princess Margaret of Connaught
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bagshot Park, Surrey, England
Died: 1920
 47 
Mary Elizabeth Wood
(Librarian)
Mary Elizabeth Wood
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elba, New York, United States
Died: 1931
 48 
Helen Wagner
(Actress)
Helen Wagner
2
Birthdate: September 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: 2010
 49 
Pope Pius V
(Pope)
Pope Pius V
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1504
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bosco Marengo, Italy
Died: 1572
 50 
Hellmut Federhofer
(Musicologist)
Hellmut Federhofer
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: 2014