Died On May 2nd

Discover the most famous people who died on May 2. The list includes people like Leonardo da Vinci, Osama Bin Laden, Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Bormann. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, actors and sociologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from Germany, United Kingdom, United States & Italy and many more countries.

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
Italian
Polymath
Osama Bin LadenOsama Bin Laden
Saudi Arabian
Terrorist

J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover
American
First Director of FBI

Joseph McCarthyJoseph McCarthy
American
 

Oliver ReedOliver Reed
British
Actor

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler
William Moulton MarstonWilliam Moulton Marston
American
Psychologist

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
American
Activist

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
German
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Lynn RedgraveLynn Redgrave
British, American
Actress

Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
British
Footballer
Paulo FreirePaulo Freire
Brazilian
Educator and Philosopher

Efrem Zimbalist JrEfrem Zimbalist Jr
American
Actor

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
Egyptian
Patriarch of Alexandria

Nancy AstorNancy Astor
British
First Woman MP in the House of Commons

Wilhelm BurgdorfWilhelm Burgdorf
German
Nazi Military officer
Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
French
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Sir John Carew EcclesSir John Eccles
Australian
Neurophysiologist

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
Italian
Chemist

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
Israeli
Writer
Joseph R. McCarthyJoseph R. McCarthy
American
Politician

Jack KempJack Kemp
American
Politician
Junior SeauJunior Seau
American
American Football Players

Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman
American
Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
American
Film actor
Michael HordernMichael Hordern
British
Actor

David RappaportDavid Rappaport
British
Actor
Abu Ahmed al-KuwaitiAbu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti
Kuwaiti, Pakistani
terrorist, courier

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
Ukrainian, Russian
Painter

Henri ToivonenHenri Toivonen
Finnish
Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Ruth RendellRuth Rendell
British
Writer, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter

Continue Reading Below
Mohammed DibMohammed Dib
Algerian
Author
Maya PlisetskayaMaya Plisetskaya
Spanish, Russian
Ballet dancer, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Prima

Caryl ChessmanCaryl Chessman
American
Criminal

Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German
Military physician, Physician, Surgeon, Torturer

Robert ClampettRobert Clampett
American
Animator
William de la Pole, 1st duke of SuffolkWilliam de la Pole, 1st duke of Suffolk
British
Military officer
Dorothea BinzDorothea Binz
German
Officer

Viktor LutzeViktor Lutze
German
Politician

W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte
Canadian, British
Mathematician

Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
German
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director
Augusto BoalAugusto Boal
Brazilian
Theatre director, Writer, Politician, Playwright

Alfred MussetAlfred Musset
French
French dramatist

Clara ImmerwahrClara Immerwahr
Chemist, Feminist

Boris I of BulgariaBoris I of Bulgaria
Bulgarian
King

George PalGeorge Pal
Hungarian
Animator
Evelyn De MorganEvelyn De Morgan
British
Painter

Pridi PhanomyongPridi Phanomyong
Thai
Politician
Louis RukeyserLouis Rukeyser
American
Journalist

Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
German
Economist, Educationist, Sociologist, University

Violet GibsonViolet Gibson
Irish
Criminal
David WechslerDavid Wechsler
American
Psychologist, University teacher

Herman Willem DaendelsHerman Willem Daendels
Dutch
Politician
Robert MichelsRobert Michels
German
Sociologist, University teacher

Rafael Hernández ColónRafael Hernández Colón
Puerto Rican
Politician

Gustav LandauerGustav Landauer
German
Politician, Translator, Writer, Journalist

Richard Theodore GreenerRichard Theodore Greener
American
Educator

Julio GalloJulio Gallo
American
Wine maker
John EcclesJohn Eccles
Australian, Swiss, British
Neurophysiologist

Alexander Sergeyevich MenshikovAlexander Sergeyevich Menshikov
Russian
Statesman

Robert HunterRobert Hunter
Canadian
Environmentalist

Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
Hungarian
Graphic designer
Hester ThraleHester Thrale
Welsh
Author

Marilyn FrenchMarilyn French
American
Novelist, Writer, Feminist, Social critic
Leo I, King of ArmeniaLeo I, King of Armenia
Armenian
King

Ernest StarlingErnest Starling
British
Physiologist

Virginia PrinceVirginia Prince
American
Publisher
Robert HommeRobert Homme
American
Actor

George Fisher BakerGeorge Fisher Baker
American
Financier
Adriaen van OstadeAdriaen van Ostade
Dutch
Painter

Johann PalisaJohann Palisa
Austrian, Czech
Austrian astronomer

Manuel ElizaldeManuel Elizalde
Filipino
Businessman
Lawrence Hyde, 1st Earl of RochesterLawrence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester
British
Statesman

Simon FlexnerSimon Flexner
American
Physician
Peter Thomas BauerPeter Thomas Bauer
Hungarian, British
Economist

Eugen EhrlichEugen Ehrlich
Austrian, Ukrainian
Sociologist

A.R. PenckA.R. Penck
German
Painter

Antoninus of FlorenceAntoninus of Florence
Italian
Saint
Meir Of RothenburgMeir Of Rothenburg
German
Jewish rabbi and scholar
Sheldon JacksonSheldon Jackson
American
Clergyman

Van Wyck BrooksVan Wyck Brooks
American
Critic

Thomas CokeThomas Coke
American
Priest

Thomas Aloysius DorganThomas Aloysius Dorgan
American
Journalist and cartoonist
Joan BocherJoan Bocher
British
Anabaptist

William Cooper ProcterWilliam Cooper Procter
American
Businessman

Ralph McGeheeRalph McGehee
American
Author

Salomon BochnerSalomon Bochner
Polish, American
Mathematician

Moshe HirschMoshe Hirsch
American
Rabbi
Wolfgang VolzWolfgang Volz
German, Polish
Actor

George WitherGeorge Wither
British
Poet
Keith Roberts PorterKeith Roberts Porter
Canadian, American
Biologist

Ajay Kumar TripathiAjay Kumar Tripathi
Indian
Judge
John R. SwantonJohn R. Swanton
American
Anthropologist
Jim HendersonJim Henderson
Canadian
Politician