Who's who May 4 - 10

PUBLISHED: 13:53 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

THURSDAY MAY 4 Deaths: Diana Dors, actress, 1984; Bernie Winters, comedian, 1991. FRIDAY MAY 5 Deaths: Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, 1821. SATURDAY MAY 6 Deaths: Edward VII, 1910; Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer, 1992; Johnny Morris, presente

THURSDAY MAY 4

Deaths: Diana Dors, actress, 1984; Bernie Winters, comedian, 1991.

FRIDAY MAY 5

Deaths: Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, 1821.

SATURDAY MAY 6

Deaths: Edward VII, 1910; Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer, 1992; Johnny Morris, presenter of Animal Magic, 1999.

SUNDAY MAY 7

Deaths: Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Hollywood star, 2000.

MONDAY MAY 8

Deaths: John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and liberal thinker, 1873; Paul Gauguin, French painter, 1903; Henry Gordon Selfridge, store owner, 1947; Gilles Villeneuve, Formula 1 racing driver, 1982; George Peppard, actor and star of The A-Team, 1994; Dirk Bogarde, actor, 1970.

TUESDAY MAY 9

Deaths: Sir Henry Morgan Stanley, explorer, 1904; Tensign Norgay, conqueror of Everest, 1986.

WEDNESDAY MAY 10

Deaths: Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, American Civil War general, 1863; Joan Crawford, actress, 1977.

ON this day

Conan Doyle's hero Sherlock Holmes died today (Thursday) in 1891.

The detective has been portrayed by 75 actors in more than 200 films and is, of course, the hero of such books as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet.


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