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Birthdays in Music in May 1888

Birthdays in Music

  • May 10 Max Steiner, Austrian composer (Gone With the Wind), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1971)

Person of interestIrving Berlin

May 11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • May 21 May Aufderheide, American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1972)
  • May 25 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)