May 1916 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 LĂ©opold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, born in Huntington, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • May 9 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, born in Sawbridgeworth, England (d. 1996)
  • 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 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 and professor (Leipzig Univ), dies at 43
  • May 17 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68