May 1916 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 LĂ©opold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
  • May 5 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • May 9 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • May 9 Douglas Guest, organist
  • May 10 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • May 12 Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer
  • May 14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • May 22 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • May 23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • May 25 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • May 26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • May 29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
  • May 11 Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
  • May 17 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68