On This Day

May 1853 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Charles Lee Williams, English composer and organist, born in Winchester (d. 1935)
  • May 26 Monroe Althouse, American composer, born in Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • May 30 Karl Valentin, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1918)

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, dies at 73