May 1992 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 2 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • May 4 "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • May 9 37th Eurovision Song Contest: Linda Martin for Ireland wins singing "Why Me" in Malmo
  • May 10 "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • May 19 "Some Gave All" debut album by Billy Ray Cyrus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • May 20 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds

Birthdays in Music

  • May 19 Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter (Stay with Me), born in London, England
  • May 21 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

May 29 Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26)

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 3 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

May 6 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • May 10 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 16 Chalino S├ínchez, Mexican musician, murdered at 31
  • May 17 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17 Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • May 19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • May 27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 72