People died on 28 May

(13 found)

Frank Deford
writer, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Deford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Magazine Sports Illustrated. Channel NPR.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Reynaldo Rey
actor, educator, rapper, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Friday, House Party 3, White Men Can't Jump, A Rage in Harlem, Harlem Nights. TV series 227.

Maya Angelou
writer, poet, activist, actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Marguerite Ann Johnson
Also Known As:
Rita Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. TV miniseries Roots. Tony Award nomination for play Look Away.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6337 Delmar Boulevard

Gary Coleman
actor, model, accident, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Wayne Coleman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 8 inches (142.24 cm)

Brief Facts:

Star of TV series Diff'rent Strokes. Candidate for governor of California in 2003. Movies Church Ball, Party, Shafted!, Fox Hunt. Spokesperson in television commercials. Twice had a kidney transplant. Died of an intracranial hemorhage after a fall.

Martha Scott
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Martha Ellen Scott
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Mel Powell, until his earlier death.
Older than Mel Powell by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ben-Hur, Our Town, The Ten Commandments. TV series Dallas.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater23 April 1993

Oleg Makarov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Oleg Grigoriyevich Makarov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Rockets Redglare
actor, comedy, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Morra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Desparately Seeking Susan, Big, Talk Radio, Dreamland. Usually small roles. Bodyguard for the band Sex Pistols. Comedy routine with Steve Buscemi.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Sex Pistols.

Phil Hartman
writer, actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Edward Hartmann
Nickname(s):
The Sultan of Smarm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Brynn Hartman - they died the same date, 28 May 1998
Older than Brynn Hartman by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Saturday Night Live, NewsRadio, The Simpsons. Movies Coneheads, Houseguest, Small Soldiers. Shot to death by his wife 2012.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry26 August 2014

Brynn Hartman
actor, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Vicki Jo Omdahl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Phil Hartman - they died the same date, 28 May 1998
Younger than Phil Hartman by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. Shot her husband, showed his body to a friend, then shot herself.

Ezzard Charles
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ezzard Mack Charles
Nickname(s):
Cincinnati Cobra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Duke of Windsor
royalty, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David (house of Windsor)
Also Known As:
Emperor of India
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor
King Edward VIII
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 26 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
grandson of
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first cousin once removed of
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uncle of
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grandson of
son of
older brother of
Older than King George VI by 1 year.
first cousin once removed of
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great grandson of
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son of
older brother of
Older than Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood by 2 years.
second cousin of
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great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
uncle of
great nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 8 years.
second cousin twice removed of
older brother of
Older than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Prince John of the United Kingdom by 11 years.
great nephew of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
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great nephew of
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first cousin once removed of
uncle of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great nephew of
husband of
Wallis Simpson, until he died.
Older than Wallis Simpson by 1 year.
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of

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Brief Facts:

King from 20 January 1936 to 11 December 1936 when he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Said to have passed secrets to Germans in World War II.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Audie Murphy
military, accident, actor, western, air crash, hero

Real/Birth Name:
Audie Leon Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 23 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Wanda Hendrix by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Many medals for heroism in World War II. Movie To Hell and Back. Died in a private plane crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Anne Brontė
writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Brontė
Also Known As:
Anne Bronte
Acton Bell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Charlotte Brontė by 3 years.
younger sister of
Younger than Emily Brontė by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Novels Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Published poems as Acton Bell with her sisters. Died of tuberculosis at age 29.
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