Deaths in Music on May 22

  • 1781 Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45
  • 1801 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58
  • 1825 Domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80
  • 1878 Franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52
  • 1949 Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80
  • 1953 Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70

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1967 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

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  • 1977 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80
  • 1978 Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83
  • 1987 Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65
  • 1988 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • 1989 Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1990 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 1991 Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • 1993 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
  • 2005 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)