May 1919 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 3 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • May 4 Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • May 4 Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • May 8 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
  • May 10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)

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May 16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

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  • May 17 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrerĂ­a, born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • May 18 Margot Fonteyn, English prima ballerina (Giselle), born in Reigate, England (1991)
  • May 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 23 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • May 31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • May 31 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician

Deaths in Music

  • May 17 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80