On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1885

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 [Joe] King Oliver, American jazz musician (Dippermouth Blues), born in Aben, Louisiana (birth date disputed - could be Dec. 19) (d. 1938)
  • May 14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • May 22 Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer, born in San José, Costa Rica (d. 1950)