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May 23, 1939 in Music History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad


Birthdays in Music

  • Marvin Stamm, American jazz and session trumpeter, and flugelhorn player (Stan Kenton; Woody Herman; Thad Jones/Mel Lewis; Paul McCartney - "Uncle Albert"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
1939 in Music