On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1837

  • May 5 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (Andromeda), dies at 85
  • May 8 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, dies at 66

Joseph Grimaldi

May 31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57