On This Day

May 1861 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 19 Dame Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell], Australian operatic soprano, and face of the Australian 100 dollar note, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 1931)

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80
  • May 12 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, German composer, dies at 50