On This Day

May 1915 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Van Alexander [Alexander Van Vliet Feldman], American composer, arranger ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket"), and orchestra leader (Dean Martin Show), born in Harlem, New York City(d. 2015)
  • May 2 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter ("Tutti Frutti"; "You Always Hurt the One You Love": "Tampico"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 3 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, and composer, born in Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1984)
  • May 4 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • May 5 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello, Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • May 6 George Perle, American composer (12 Tone Tonality; Pulitzer Prize, 1986), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • May 10 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • May 15 Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • May 25 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American singer (Kay Kyser BAnd), and actress (Night and Day), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1994)
  • May 28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Austrian violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)
  • May 29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • May 29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1990)