On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1909

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 George Melachrino, English composer, born in London (d. 1965)
  • May 9 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

May 10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • May 11 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • May 15 Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • May 19 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • May 27 Isador Goodman, South African-Australian composer, born in Cape Town, Saouth African (d. 1982)
  • May 30 Benny Goodman, clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

About May 1909

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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