May 1928 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • May 8 William Jay Sydeman, composer
  • May 9 Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
  • May 12 Burt Bacharach, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 12 Henry Cosby, African-American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • May 22 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
  • May 23 Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
  • May 23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • May 25 Frigyes Hidas, composer
  • May 27 Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer (Mary Queen of Scots, Pontalba), born in Barnton, Edinburgh
  • May 30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • May 31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba

Deaths in Music

  • May 7 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
  • May 19 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, dies at 59