1703-05-26 - Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70

1832-05-26 - Francois-Louis Perne

Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59

1871-05-26 - Aime Maillart

Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54

1873-05-26 - August Conradi

August Conradi, composer, dies at 51

1880-05-26 - John Curwen

John Curwen, composer, dies at 63

1891-05-26 - Frederick Bowen Jewson

Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67

1912-05-26 - Jan Blockx

Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61

1924-05-26 - Johann Heinrich Beck

Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67

1924-05-26 - Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65

1933-05-26 - Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

1950-05-26 - Antonina Neshdanova

Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies

1968-05-26 - William E "Little Willie" John

William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)

1977-05-26 - Jim Boles

Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63

1977-05-26 - William Powell

William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35

1993-05-26 - Cor de Great

Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78