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Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)

Person of interestFats Waller

May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 25 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • May 26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
  • May 14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78