May 2 Deaths

1
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Painter
2
Kailia Posey (2006-2022)
Gymnast
3
Afeni Shakur (1947-2016)
Civil Rights Leader
4
Cady Groves (1989-2020)
Country Singer
5
J Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)
Law Enforcement Officer
6
Junior Seau (1969-2012)
Football Player
7
Oliver Reed (1938-1999)
Movie Actor
8
Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013)
Guitarist
9
Senator Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957)
Politician
10
Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010)
Movie Actress
11
Smith Ballew (1902-1984)
Movie Actor
12
Fran Fullenwider (1945-1997)
Movie Actress
13
Hideto Matsumoto (1964-1998)
Guitarist
14
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1918-2014)
TV Actor
15
James Miller (1968-2003)
Director
16
Paulo Freire (1921-1997)
Philosopher
17
Jack Kemp (1935-2009)
Politician
18
Red Kelly (1927-2019)
Hockey Player
19
Maya Plisetskaya (1925-2015)
Dancer
20
Michael Blake (1945-2015)
Screenwriter
21
James O. Richardson (1878-1974)
War Hero
22
Joseph Raz (1939-2022)
Philosopher
23
Jack Barry (1918-1984)
Game Show Host
24
Bobby Unser (1934-2021)
Race Car Driver
25
Norm Van Brocklin (1926-1983)
Football Player
26
Bob Clampett (1913-1984)
Cartoonist
27
Maidie Norman (1912-1998)
Movie Actress
28
Homer Davenport (1867-1912)
Cartoonist
29
William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844)
Novelist
30
Eric McClure (1978-2021)
Race Car Driver
31
Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854-1927)
Teacher
32
Jacques D'amboise (1934-2021)
Dancer
33
Petras Cvirka (1909-1947)
Children's Author
34
Nancy Astor (1879-1964)
Politician
35
David Rappaport (1951-1990)
Movie Actor
36
Tracy Reed (1942-2012)
Movie Actress
37
Harri Moora (1900-1968)
Archeologist
38
Juri Vilms (1889-1918)
Politician
39
Gina Mastrogiacomo (1961-2001)
Movie Actress
40
Louis Rukeyser (1933-2006)
TV Show Host
41
Dezo Ursiny (1947-1995)
Rock Singer
42
Gene Raymond (1908-1998)
TV Actor
43
Isaac Matongo (1947-2007)
Politician
44
Bennie Benjamin (1907-1989)
Songwriter
45
Hugh Marlowe (1911-1982)
Movie Actor
46
John Clum (1851-1932)
Explorer
47
William de la Pole (1396-1450)
War Hero
48
Robert Henry Cain (1909-1974)
War Hero