On This Day

May 2, 1929 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Birthdays in Music

  • (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
1929 in Music