May 1904 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian composer, born in Belogradchik, Bulgaria (d. 1979)
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)

Person of interestFats Waller

May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), 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, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)
  • 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, New World Symphony), dies at 62
  • May 14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, dies at 78