Famous People Who Died on May 11
Songwriter, Singer / 1945 - 1981
Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter Bob Marley served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold more than 20 million records throughout his career—making him the first international superstar to emerge from the so-called Third World.
A. Mitchell Palmer
Lawyer, Judge, U.S. Representative, Government Official / 1872 - 1936
As U.S. attorney general under Woodrow Wilson, A. Mitchell Palmer launched the Palmer Raids, resulting in the unjust arrest of thousands of U.S. aliens.
Activist, Entrepreneur, White Collar Criminal, Organized Crime Boss / 1905 - 2002Joseph Bonanno, known as Joe Bananas, led one of the top New York crime families in the New York from the 1930s to the 1960s.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Philanthropist / 1874 - 1960
Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. was the only son of John D. Rockefeller and heir to his fortune. He is known for building Rockefeller Center in New York City.
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