On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1918

  • May 5 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • May 6 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, conductor, educator, and musicologist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1984)
  • May 7 Argeliers León, Cuban composer, born in Pinar del Río, Cuba (d. 1991)
  • May 13 T. Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), born in Henderson Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • May 16 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2009)
  • May 17 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra; Salome), born in Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, American band leader, songwriter, and record producer (Little Richard; Sam Cooke), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)

About May 1918

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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