On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1899

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer, born in Smith Square, London (d. 1969)

Person of interestFred Astaire

May 10 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • May 25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born in Asansol, Burdwan, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1976)