Birthdays in Music on May 2

  • 1660 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1725)
  • 1729 Florian Johann Deller, composer
  • 1752 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer
  • 1754 Vicente Martin y Soler, composer
  • 1810 Hans Christian Lumbye, composer
  • 1817 Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer
  • 1843 Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer
  • 1846 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer
  • 1855 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer
  • 1857 Frederic Cliffe, composer
  • 1859 Eugene D'Harcourt, composer
  • 1862 Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
  • 1887 Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
  • 1893 Assen Karastoyanov, composer
  • 1895 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
  • 1897 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1903 Oivin Fjeldstad, composer
  • 1904 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • 1906 Maurice Thiriet, composer
  • 1911 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • 1915 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Van Alexander, composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1915 Doris Fisher, American songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Than Wyenn, American actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Jacob Gilboa, composer
  • 1920 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
  • 1924 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
  • 1924 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • 1925 Svatopluk Havelka, composer
  • 1929 Edward Levy Irving, composer
  • 1929 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz musician (Misty), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
  • 1933 Bunk Gardner, musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1936 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], British singer, born in Madras, India
  • 1945 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
  • 1945 Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • 1945 Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
  • 1945 Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
  • 1945 Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1946 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1950 Lou Gramm, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1952 Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • 1955 Jo Callis, English rocker (The Human League), born in Rotherham, Kent
  • 1956 David Rhodes, English guitarist
  • 1961 Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1968 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
  • 1974 Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
  • 1978 Steve Bays, Canadian musician
  • 1982 Lorie [Laure Pester], French singer, born in Le Plessis-Bouchard, Île-de-France

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1985 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • 1987 Nana Kitade, Japanese singer
  • 1988 Lara Liang, Taiwanese-American Singer