On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1916

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 LĂ©opold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, born in Huntington, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 9 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, born in Sawbridgeworth, England (d. 1996)
  • May 9 Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • May 10 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • May 12 Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer
  • May 14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • May 21 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • May 22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • May 23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • May 26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet, born in Marysville, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • May 29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)

About May 1916

How Old? 103 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)