On This Day

May 1877 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 10 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • May 25 Billy Murray, American singer (Denver Nightengale), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)

Person of interestIsadora Duncan

May 26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)


Deaths in Music

  • May 14 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, dies at 54