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Events in Music

  • May 7 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • May 10 Max[imilian Raoul Walter] Steiner, composer (Gone With Wind), born in Vienna, Austria

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • May 21 May Aufderheide, composer
  • May 25 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)