On This Day

May 1883 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Petar Konjović, Serbian composer, born in Čurug, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • May 7 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1968)
  • May 15 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)
  • May 26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • May 28 George Dyson, English musician and composer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • May 28 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1966)
  • May 29 William Beatton Moonie, Scottish composer (The Weird of Colbar; Echoes of Perthshire), born in Stobo, Pebbleshire (d. 1961)
  • May 30 Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, born in Borgo Sacco, Rovereto, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

  • May 28 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, dies at 79