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

1802Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70

May 22nd Deaths
Date Event
337
Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37), dies at 47 
748
Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 680) 
987
Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20 
1068
Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025) 
1455
Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) 
1455
Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406) 
1457
Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381) 
1501
Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66 
1538
John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) 
1540
Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 
1666
Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608) 
1667
Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68 
1688
Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70 
1745
François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671) 
1746
Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660) 
1760
Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (b. 1700) 
1772
Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687) 
1781
Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45 
1801
Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58 
1802
Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70 
1819
John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84 
1825
Domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80 
1851
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755) 
1859
Ferdinand II, [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49 
1868
Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies 
1871
Friedrich Halm, Die Rache der Toten 
1873
Alessandro Manzoni, La colonna infame 
1878
Franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52 
1880
Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80 
1885
Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83 
1885
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 
1898
Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48 
1910
Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46 
1910
Jules Renard, The Red Head 
1920
Hal Reid, At Cripple Creek 
1921
Marie E Wilton, writer, dies 
1921
Emil Skjerne, En Mesalliance 
1924
Bobby Franks,  
1925
John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72 
1925
John French,  
1925
Jack Chenault, Within Our Gates 
1928
William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54 
1928
Alfred Bishop, The Brass Bottle 
1932
Lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80 
1933
Hal Wilson, The Unpardonable Sin 
1938
Amalia Kasprowicz, Ofiara namietnosci 
1939
Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 
1939
Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882) 
1939
George Backus, The Warrens of Virginia 
1939
Jirí Mahen, Jánosik 
1939
Ernst Toller, Pastor Hall 
1941
Ida Waterman, Stella Maris 
1941
Norton Travis, A Noble Reward 
1942
Alexandre Volkoff, Father Sergius 
1943
Jules Cowles, Seven Chances 
1943
Szymon Kataszek, Kazdemu wolno kochac 
1945
Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver, dies 
1945
Spencer Trevor, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
1946
Karl Hermann Frank,  
1947
Vitaliy Perezhogin, Sorochinskaya yarmarka 
1947
Lloyd Osbourne, The Wrong Box 
1948
Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57 
1948
J.L. Ralston,  
1948
Claude McKay, Big Fella 
1949
Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80 
1949
Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies 
1949
Miklós Pataki, Sári biró 
1949
Enrique Acosta, Monerías 
1949
Klaus Mann, Mephisto 
1949
James Forrestal, Target: Japan 
1949
Charles G. Booth, The House on 92nd Street 
1950
Otto Brefin, Freed Hands 
1950
Eugene Pouyet, La Boheme 
1952
Liva Weel, Odds 777 
1952
Yuri Kochurov, Professor Mamlock 
1952
John M. Voshell, Enemies of Children 
1953
Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70 
1953
Frederick J. Jackson, The Stolen Actress 
1954
Big Chief Bender, The Baseball Revue of 1917 
1955
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Bird of Paradise 
1955
Fred Allen, T-Men 
1956
Richard Stanton, The Pinnacle 
1957
Lajos Rajczy, Egy fiúnak a fele 
1959
Harold V. King, Stage Fright 
1960
Caroline Francke, Bombshell 
1960
Claire Phillips, I Was an American Spy 
1961
Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53 
1961
Joan Davis, Hold That Ghost 
1961
Emil Brosig, Heinrich Heines erste Liebe 
1961
Egon Brosig, Hoffnung ist ein Ding mit Federn 
1961
Edward F. Cline, Cops 
1963
Pierre Rocher, Jenny 
1963
Byron Morgan, Sons of the Desert 
1964
Stephan Rosti, Lord of the Revels 
1965
Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77 
1965
Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies 
1965
Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882) 
1965
Bobby Watson, The Paleface 
1966
Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies 
1967
Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65 
1967
Thekla Borgh, Girl from Stormy Croft 
1967
Andrey Frolov, The Winner 
1970
Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76 
1972
Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80 
1975
Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90 
1975
Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900) 
1975
Tashkhodzha Khodzhayev, Abu Raykhan Beruni 
1977
Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73 
1977
Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80 
1978
Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83 
1978
Yevgeni Khrinyuk, Anna i komandor 
1979
Paul Leslie Peil, Gunsmoke in Tucson 
1979
Christian Gottschalch, Once Upon a War 
1981
Ardell Lytle, The Thing from Another World 
1981
Pluma Noisom, The Gilded Lily 
1981
Lewis B. Patten, Death of a Gunfighter 
1981
Elzbieta Kozlowska, Cma 
1982
Italia Frandi, The Redeeming Sin 
1982
T.J. Fowler, True Blue 
1983
John Barrett, The French Lieutenant's Woman 
1983
Art Cruickshank, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1983
Clara Østø, We Meet at Tove's 
1983
John Penrose, Kind Hearts and Coronets 
1984
John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery 
1984
Karl-August Fagerholm, SF-katsaus 29 
1984
George Zaharias, Babe 
1984
Rogelio A. González, Un rincón cerca del cielo 
1984
John Marley, The Godfather 
1985
Gerald Case, The Elephant Man 
1985
Wolfgang Reitherman, The Jungle Book 
1986
Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63 
1986
Georgie Nokes, It's a Wonderful Life 
1986
Martin Gabel, The James Dean Story 
1986
Miklós Erdély, Verzió 
1987
Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65 
1987
James Drought, Tom Brown of Culver 
1987
Mario Zafred, Chronicle of Poor Lovers 
1987
Thornton Freeland, Flying Down to Rio 
1988
Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71 
1988
Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73 
1988
Colette Duval, Mort d'un pourri 
1988
Torborg Stjerner, Flickorna på Solvik 
1988
Liane Held Carrera, The Hero of Bunko Hill 
1988
Nora Oosterwijk, De witte 
1989
Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953) 
1989
Gerd Oswald, The Conscience of the King 
1990
Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies 
1990
Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure 
1990
Zelda Cleaver, The Engagement Ring 
1990
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., The Abyss 
1990
Brian White,  
1990
Lawrence L. Goldman, Kronos 
1990
Czeslaw Przybyla, The Dancing Hawk 
1990
P.R. Reid, The Colditz Story 
1990
Max Wall, Little Dorrit 
1990
Rocky Graziano, Episode #3.11 
1991
Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51 
1991
Lino Brocka, Insiang 
1992
Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909) 
1992
György Ránki, Merry-Go-Round 
1992
Dan Enright, Caroline? 
1992
James Kitchen, Flivver Flying 
1992
Elizabeth David, Matters of Taste 
1992
Alice Monte, Some Like It Hot 
1992
Maciek Piotrowski, A View to a Kill 
1993
Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100 
1993
Lajos Santa Pusta, Panonski vrh 
1993
Velia Martinez, Here Comes the Bride 
1993
Irma Vila, Canta y no llores... 
1993
Klaus Lindemann, Der Fall des Robert Schumann 
1994
Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist, dies at 68 
1994
Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies 
1994
Jane Dulo, Soylent Green 
1994
Mihály Hárs, Lutra 
1994
Nancy Torres, Rebel Souls 
1995
Robert Flemyng, actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83 
1995
Stephen L. Price, Jumanji 
1995
Robert Flemyng, Funny Face 
1996
Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66 
1996
Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70 
1996
Tanju Okan, Berdus kiz 
1996
Veikko Lavi, Lauluja elämästä 
1996
Shelley List, Between Friends 
1996
Lamont Arnold, The Silence of the Lambs 
1997
Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908) 
1997
Johnny Fox, The Midnight Message 
1997
Donald Curtis, Spellbound 
1997
Lee Pulford, The Blues Brothers 
1997
Fred Mah, China's Little Devils 
1997
Renzo Montagnani, The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob 
1997
Zbigniew Bartosiewicz, Teddy Bear 
1998
José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910) 
1998
Lucjan Dembinski, The Moomins 
1998
Allan Ray, Cape Fear 
1998
Robert Sugalski, Kidnap Madonna's Baby 
1998
Mary Jane Milliken, A Hero of the Big Snows 
1998
Kresimir Zidaric, Predstava 'Hamleta' u Mrdusi Donjoj 
1998
John Derek, The Ten Commandments 
1999
Duilio Coletti, Anzio 
1999
Miklós Szabó, The Armchair 
1999
Pierre Amzallag, Indochine 
1999
Loleh Bellon, Casque d'Or 
1999
Ab Van der Linden, Flappie 
1999
Rubén W. Cavalloti, Prisoner 1040 
1999
Oliver Cliff, Operation Souvenir 
2000
Eric Matthews, Santa's Slay 
2000
Ernst Dieter Lueg, Bericht aus Bonn 
2001
Connie Marshall, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 
2001
Zofia Lubicz, Rekord swiata 
2001
Whitman Mayo, Boyz n the Hood 
2001
Jack Watling, Sink the Bismarck! 
2002
Joe Cascarella, New York Yankees: Part 1 
2002
Fritz Hippler, The Eternal Jew 
2002
Ole Høyer, The Misfit Brigade 
2002
Joachim Wichmann, Der Beginn 
2002
Hannah Bjarnhof, A Place Nearby 
2003
Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabé shooting victim 
2003
Maria Danilewicz-Zielinska, Ida 
2003
Ellsworth Hanna, Forrest Gump 
2003
Francisco Newman, Virgin Again 
2003
Brooke Chapin, The Gang's All Here 
2003
Colin Skinner, Ups & Downs 
2004
Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945) 
2004
Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960) 
2004
Michael Wade, Auton 
2004
Wolfgang Richter, Good Bye Lenin! 
2004
John Braden, The Day It Came to Earth 
2004
Richard Biggs, Guiding Light 
2004
Jerzy Krasicki, The Birthday 
2004
Marylu Poolman, Schultze Gets the Blues 
2005
Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914) 
2005
Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914) 
2005
Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924) 
2005
Robina Marchesi, Further Tales of the City 
2005
Thurl Ravenscroft, The AristoCats 
2006
Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organisation (b. 1945) 
2006
Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945) 
2006
Salvatore Billa, Ginger and Fred 
2006
Lilia Prado, Mexican Bus Ride 
2006
Kathleen Arc, Employee of the Month 
2006
Hemza Al-Din, Control Room 
2006
Balduin Baas, Orchestra Rehearsal 
2007
Mitsue Suzuki, Childhood Days 
2007
Dermot O'Brien, Episode #1.13 
2007
Don Genson, Doris Goes to Hollywood 
2007
Hans Ulrich Laufer, Mephisto 
2007
John Pashley, SCTV Channel 
2007
Gordon Howard, Adventure in Berlin 
2007
Anneliese Fleyenschmidt, Episode dated 8 October 1971 
2007
Fannie Chaney,  
2007
Art Stevens, 101 Dalmatians 
2008
Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946) 
2008
Floyd Smith, A Killing in a Small Town 
2008
Jeanne Houser, You'll Find Out 
2008
Donald B. Hyatt, The Real West 
2008
Harry Lange, 2001: A Space Odyssey 
2009
Alexander Grill, Wenn Mädchen zum Manöver blasen 
2009
Herbert Ballmann, Einmal Ku'damm und zurück 
2009
Zé Rodrix, My Name Ain't Johnny 
2010
Judy Judd, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 
2010
Veturi Sundara Ramamurthy, Leader 
2010
Michael Kuchwara, Episode dated 23 October 2009 
2010
Martin Gardner, The Prologue to Houdini Magic's Expert at the Card Table 
2010
Pierre Zimmer, Eden and After 
2010
Mildred Brion, The Gauntlet 
2010
Gane Todorovski, Tito vo Makedonija 
2011
Chidananda Das Gupta, Amodini 
2011
Roger Tilton, Jazz Dance 
2011
Joe Sorbello, Rocky 
2011
Joseph Brooks, Transformers: Dark of the Moon 
2011
Fred Datig Jr., Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 
2011
Jacek Gruca, Lenin v Polshe 
2011
Suzanne Mizzi, Whoops Apocalypse 
2012
Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85 
2012
Janet Carroll, Risky Business 
2012
Hidekazu Yoshida, Glen Gould 1/4 
2012
Juanita Boisseau, Cotton Club Girl 
2012
Janet Lees-Price, Not Peace, But a Sword 
2012
Aleksey Vanin, Okraina 
2012
Jesse Whittenton, 1962 NFL Championship Game 
2012
Boleslaw Sulik, Deep End 
2012
Dave Mann, Bill Cosby: Himself 
2013
Brian Greenhoff,  
2013
Henning Rischbieter, Piggies 
2013
Henri Dutilleux, Under the Sun of Satan 
2013
Luis de Cespedes, Heavy Metal 2000 
2013
Bill Austin, With Love & Respect: A Reunion of the Lombardi Green Bay Packers 
2013
Don Andrea Gallo, Restiamo umani: The Reading Movie 
2013
Michael P. Joyce, Having Babies II 
2013
Bill Lansford, A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 
2013
William Douglas Lansford, Villa Rides 
2013
Mick McManus, World of Sport 
2013
Markku Suominen, Narrien illat 
2013
Lee Rigby,  
2013
Richard Thorp, The Dam Busters 
2014
Matthew Cowles, Shutter Island 
2014
Boris Olifer, Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: My nash, my novyy... 
2014
Turakhan Sadykova, Kelin 
2014
Józef Swider, Gdzie jest general? 
2014
Sergio Bustamante, Santa Sangre 
2014
Digne Meller-Marcovicz, Palermo or Wolfsburg 
2014
Dragoljub Velimirovic, Opelo za Bobija Fisera 
2014
Bernard Woringer, Angélique, marquise des anges 
2014
Imre Gedõvári, Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad 
2014
Armando Carini, The Wedding Trip 
2015
John Mosley, In Times of War: Stories of Colorado Veterans 
2015
Terry Sue-Patt, The Firm 
2015
Arno Bergler, Die Caine war ihr Schicksal 
2015
Helen McCole Bartusiak, Twelve Hungry Men 
2015
Marques Haynes, Go Man Go 
2017
Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Dies Aged 77 
2018
Philadelphia's LOVE statue artist, Robert Indiana, dies at 89 
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