Birthdays in Music in May 1917

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
  • May 3 George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • May 3 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Edward Toner Cone, American composer, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • May 6 Kal Mann, American lyricist (Let's Twist Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • May 12 Andre A Rieu, Dutch conductor
  • May 14 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2003)
  • May 16 Geraint Jones, Welsh conductor and organist, born in Porth, Wales (d. 1998)
  • May 20 Enyss Djemil, composer
  • May 22 Georg Tintner, Austrian conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • May 25 Jimmy Hamilton, American jazz saxophonist, born in Dillon, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • May 28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)

About May 1917

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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