On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1905

  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2000)
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian-American composer (Requiem Ebraico), born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), born in London (d. 1973)
  • May 24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, Nigerian musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1987)

About May 1905

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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