On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1901

  • May 1 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • May 5 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • May 7 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, born in Vilvoorde, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • May 12 Hyam Greenbaum, English composer and conductor of the 1st TV orchestra (d. 1942)
  • May 17 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), born in Donauwörth, Germany (d. 1983)
  • May 18 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 1968)
  • May 18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, composer (La Chotte), born in Bordeaux, France
  • May 19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • May 21 Horace Heidt, Alameda California, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
  • May 21 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • May 23 Edmund Rubbra, English composer (Morning Watch), born in Northampton, England
  • May 25 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, born in Beograd (d. 1964)
  • May 31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)

About May 1901

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)