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Birthdays in Music

  • May 9 Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet

Person of interestFred Astaire

May 10 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • May 25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • May 29 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60