On This Day

May 3, 1917 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

  • 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"

Birthdays in Music

  • Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist ("On The Town"; "Just In Time"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • George Gaynes, Dutch-Finnish-American singer, stage and screen actor (Tootsie; Police Academy; General Hospital), born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 2016)
  • James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
1917 in Music