On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1926

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • May 14 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • May 15 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • May 16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • May 19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • May 20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • May 21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • May 26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2009)

Person of interestMiles Davis

May 26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • May 30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), born in Brussels, Belgium

About May 1926

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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