Who was who

PUBLISHED: 13:39 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

THURSDAY MAY 25 Deaths: Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, 1934; Ismail Merchant, producer of A Room With a View and Remains of the Day, 2005. FRIDAY MAY 26 Deaths: Samuel Pepys, diarist, 1703. SATURDAY MAY 27 Deaths: Victor Kiam, Remington Razors t

THURSDAY MAY 25

Deaths: Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, 1934; Ismail Merchant, producer of A Room With a View and Remains of the Day, 2005.

FRIDAY MAY 26

Deaths: Samuel Pepys, diarist, 1703.

SATURDAY MAY 27

Deaths: Victor Kiam, Remington Razors tycoon, 2001.

SUNDAY MAY 28

Deaths: Edward, Duke of Windsor, 1972; Eric Morecambe, comedian, 1984; Roy Plomley, creator of Desert Island Discs, 1985.

MONDAY MAY 29

Deaths: Sir William Gilbert, part of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1911; Mary Pickford, Hollywood actress, 1979; Erich Honecker, German politician, 1994; Barry Goldwater, US Presidential candidate, 1998; Jack Rosenthal, screenwriter, 2004.

TUESDAY MAY 30

Deaths: Christopher Marlowe, dramatist, 1593; Peter Paul Rubens, painter, 1640; Wilbur Wright, aviation pioneer, 1912; Boris Pasternak, author of Dr Zhivago, 1960; Claude Rains, actor, 1967; Ted Drake, Arsenal and Chelsea soccer legend, 1995; Mickie Most, record producer, 2003.

WEDNESDAY MAY 31

Deaths: Adolf Eichmann, Nazi SS officer, 1962; Jack Dempsey, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1983.


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