Who's who May 11 - 17

PUBLISHED: 13:32 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

THURSDAY MAY 11 Deaths: Bob Marley, singer-songwriter, 1981; Kim Philby, Soviet spy, 1988; Douglas Adams, author of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, 2001. FRIDAY MAY 12 Deaths: John Smith, leader of the Labour Party, 1994; Perry Como, singer, 2001.

THURSDAY MAY 11

Deaths: Bob Marley, singer-songwriter, 1981; Kim Philby, Soviet spy, 1988; Douglas Adams, author of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, 2001.

FRIDAY MAY 12

Deaths: John Smith, leader of the Labour Party, 1994; Perry Como, singer, 2001.

SATURDAY 13

Deaths: Gary Cooper, Hollywood legend and star of High Noon, 1961.

SUNDAY 14

Deaths: Henry Heinz, food manufacturer, 1919; Rita Hayworth, Hollywood actress, 1987; Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, 1988; Laurie Lee, author of Cider With Rosie, 1997; Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 1998.

MONDAY 15

Deaths: June Carter Cash, country singer and wife of Johnny Cash, 2003.

TUESDAY 16

Deaths: Django Reinhardt, jazz guitarist, 1953; Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, 1990; Sammy Davis Jr, entertainer, 1990.

WEDNESDAY 17

Deaths: Randolph Turpin, British boxer and one-time world middleweight champion, 1966.

ON THIS DAY

BRITISH Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was shot dead at the House of Commons by bankrupt Liverpool broker John Bellingham in 1812.

He was the only Prime Minister to be assassinated.


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