Famous People Who Died on May 2nd in History

Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

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What Happened on this Day in History?

1559 ‘” John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation

1611 ‘” King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker

1863 ‘” American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later, even during the American Civil War friendly fire killed

1885 ‘” Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time

1945 ‘” World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building

1945 ‘” World War II: Italian Campaign ‘” General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy

1945 ‘” World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates W¶bbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death


1452-1519 ‘” Leonardo da Vinci, Italian inventor and painter

1805-1880 ‘” Eberhard Anheuser, German soap and candle maker and father-in-law of Adolphus Busch, founder of the Anheuser-Busch Company

1900-1945 ‘” Martin Bormann, Nazi official

1910-1945 ‘” Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor

1920-1947 ‘” Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal

1908-1957 ‘” Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Republican Senator

1921-1960 ‘” Caryl Chessman, American robber and rapist, the movement to ban capital punishment

1895-1972 ‘” J. Edgar Hoover, American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1926-1983 ‘” Norm Van Brocklin, American football star, Hall of Fame QB for the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles

1918-1984 ‘” Jack Barry, television game show producer and host

1917-2002 ‘” W. T. Tutte was an English-born codebreaker and mathematician. During World War II he broke a major German code system, which had a significant impact on the Allied invasion of Europe. He also had a number of significant mathematical accomplishments, including foundation work in the fields of combinatorics and graph theory.

1935-2009 ‘” Jack Kemp, American politician, former American football player

1895-2010 ‘” Kama Chinen, Japanese citizen and world’s oldest living person in modern day history

1943-2010 ‘” Lynn Redgrave, British actress

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing,