On This Day

May 1906 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His Honor, The Mayor" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, American classical composer (Chaconne), born in Plymouth, Indiana (1994)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera, 1927; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1937-66), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 28 Phil Regan, American actor and singer ("My Wild Irish Rose"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 31 Hans Schaeuble, Swiss composer, born in Arosa, Switzerland (d. 1988)

Deaths in Music

  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30