On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1898

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • May 10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • May 14 [Arthur] Zutty Singleton, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), born in Bunkie, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • May 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • May 25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • May 26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • May 26 Gérard Bertouille, Belgian composer, born in Tournai, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • May 28 Andy Kirk, American jazz musician (I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)), born in Newport, Kentucky (d. 1992)
  • May 31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter