On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1919

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • May 4 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Shusha, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (d. 1974)
  • May 10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)

Person of interestLiberace

May 16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
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  • May 17 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • May 18 Margot Fonteyn, English ballerina considered the 1st lady of British Ballet (Giselle), born in Reigate, England (1991)
  • May 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 23 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • May 31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • May 31 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician

About May 1919

How Old? 100 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)