On This Day

Musicians Who Died in May 1978

  • May 1 Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
  • May 16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76; Boston Symphony, 1969-71), dies at 78
  • May 20 Ivan Harold Browning, American stage and screen actor and singer (Shuffle Along - "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), dies at 87
  • May 22 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, dies at 83