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Birthdays in Music in May 1912

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • May 1 Felipe Padilla de León, Filipino composer, born in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, Philippine Islands (d. 1992)
  • May 3 Virgil Fox, American organist, born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • May 4 Lou Brown, American orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • May 12 Marshall Royal, American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist (Count Basie Orchestra), born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • May 13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • May 15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • May 18 Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
  • May 24 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
  • May 31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)

About May 1912

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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