May 1922 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • May 5 Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
  • May 7 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • May 13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • May 18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • May 24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician

Weddings in Music

  • May 2 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)

Deaths in Music

  • May 7 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58