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May 1: Bill Byers born (1927)
Bill Byers died (1996)
Citizen Kane premieres in New York (1941)
Gordon Jenkins died (1984)
Heinz Roemheld born (1901)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording score for Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1972)
May 2: Alan Rawsthorne born (1905)
Aram Khachaturian died (1978)
Elliot Goldenthal born (1954)
George Duning begins recording his score for Who’s Got the Action (1962)
Justin Caine Burnett born (1973)
Ondrej Soukup born (1951)
Paul Ferris born (1941)
Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman's score for Batman Returns (1992)
Recording sessions begin for James Newton Howard’s score for Wyatt Earp (1994)
Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score for Orphan (2009)
Satyajit Ray born (1921)
Van Alexander born (1915)
May 3: Alden Shuman died (2002)
David Raksin begins recording his score for Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Delia Derbyshire born (1937)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Cahill United States Marshal (1973)
Hugo Friedhofer born (1901)
James Brown born (1933)
Les Baxter records his score for House of Usher (1960)
Recording sessions begin for David Arnold’s score for The Stepford Wives (2004)
May 4: Albert Glasser died (1998)
Beatrice Thiriet born (1960)
John Barry begins recording his score for Body Heat (1981)
May 5: Andre Previn begins recording his score for House of Numbers (1957)
David Shire begins recording his score for The Big Bus (1976)
Jerome Moross begins recording his score for The Jayhawkers (1959)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Congo (1995)
Patrick Gowers born (1936)
Recording sessions begin for Christopher Young’s score for Species (1995)
Recording sessions begin for Pino Donaggio’s score for Dressed to Kill (1980)
May 6: Leonard Salzedo died (2000)
Michel Legrand begins recording his score to Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Morton Stevens begins recording his score for Parts 3 & 4 of Masada (1980)
Recording begins on Alfred Newman and Hugo Friedhofer's score to The Bravados in Munich, Germany (1958)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to The Glass Slipper (1954)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Neutral Zone" (1988)
Tom Chase born (1965)
William Olvis died (2014)
May 7: Anne Dudley born (1956)
Elliot Kaplan died (1992)
George Stoll born (1902)
Jack Elliott born (1914)
May 8: Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Larry Morey died (1971)
Nathan Van Cleave born (1910)
May 9: David Benoit born (1953)
Michael Kamen records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mirror, Mirror" (1985)
Recording sessions begin for David Arnold’s score for Independence Day (1996)
The Informer is released in theaters (1935)
May 10: David Lindup born (1928)
Debbie Wiseman born (1963)
Dimitri Tiomkin born (1894)
Isaac Hayes begins recording his score for Shaft (1971)
Jay Ferguson born (1947)
Max Steiner born (1888)
Perry Blake born (1970)
May 11: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Eraser (1996)
Alexander Courage begins recording his score for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Hud (1962)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Trading Places (1983)
Michael Small begins recording his score for Kidco (1983)
Nathan Scott born (1915)
Recording sessions begin for Cyril J. Mockridge’s score for Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Recording sessions begin for Elliot Goldenthal’s score for Batman Forever (1995)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up the Long Ladder" (1989)
May 12: Burt Bacharach born (1928)
Ernest Gold begins recording his unused score for Used Cars (1980)
Gordon Jenkins born (1910)
Humphrey Searle died (1982)
Klaus Doldinger born (1936)
Niki Reiser born (1958)
Steven M. Stern born (1967)
May 13: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Predator (1987)
Craig Safan begins recording his unused score for Wolfen (1981)
David Broekman born (1902)
Ira Newborn begins recording his score for The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Isaak Shvarts born (1923)
John Lunn born (1955)
Leon Klatzkin died (1992)
Recording sessions begin on Basil Poledouris’ score for RoboCop (1987)
May 14: Alex North begins recording his score for Hot Spell (1957)
Charles Gross born (1934)
David Byrne born (1952)
Frank Churchill died (1942)
J.S. Zamecnik born (1872)
Kenneth V. Jones born (1924)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Die Hard 2 (1990)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)
Tristram Cary born (1925)
May 15: Alexander Courage died (2008)
Andrey Sigle born (1954)
Bert Shefter born (1902)
Billy Goldenberg records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Secret Cinema" (1985)
Brian Eno born (1948)
David Munrow died (1976)
Freddie Perren born (1943)
Gordon Parks begins recording his score for Shaft’s Big Score! (1972)
John Green died (1989)
John Lanchbery born (1923)
Marius Constant died (2004)
Mike Oldfield born (1953)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
May 16: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Back to the Future (1985)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to Hawaii (1966)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Shadow (1994)
Jonathan Richman born (1951)
May 17: Cy Feuer died (2006)
Heitor Villa-Lobos died (1959)
Hugo Friedhofer died (1981)
Ikuma Dan died (2001)
Joanna Bruzdowicz born (1943)
Joshua Homme born (1973)
Ron Grainer begins recording his score for The Omega Man (1971)
Taj Mahal born (1942)
Trent Reznor born (1965)
May 18: Albert Sendrey died (2003)
Jacques Morelenbaum born (1954)
James Horner begins recording his score for Testament (1983)
Kevin Gilbert died (1996)
Mark Mothersbaugh born (1950)
Meredith Willson born (1902)
Recording sessions begin for Cyril Mockridge’s score to The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Reinhold Heil born (1954)
Rick Wakeman born (1949)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Menage a Troi" (1990)
May 19: Anton Garcia Abril born (1933)
Edwin Astley died (1998)
Hans Posegga died (2002)
Irving Gertz born (1915)
Kyle Eastwood born (1968)
Tom Scott born (1948)
May 20: Lyn Murray died (1989)
Zbigniew Preisner born (1955)
May 21: Fiorenzo Carpi died (1997)
Frank Comstock died (2013)
Kevin Shields born (1963)
May 22: Iva Davies born (1955)
John Sponsler born (1965)
Roger Bellon born (1953)
May 23: George Bruns died (1983)
Jerry Fielding records his score for Shirts/Skins (1973)
Jimmy McHugh died (1969)
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts died (1998)
Michel Colombier born (1939)
Recording sessions begin for John Ottman's score for The Invasion (2007)
Recording sessions begin on Patrick Doyle’s score for Dead Again (1991)
Tom Tykwer born (1965)
William Stromberg born (1964)
May 24: Bob Dylan born (1941)
David Ferguson born (1953)
Duke Ellington died (1974)
Pierre van Dormael born (1952)
Sadao Bekku born (1922)
May 25: Alex North begins recording his score for Decision for Chemistry (1953)
Alien released in theaters (1979)
Miklos Rozsa begins Los Angeles recording sessions for Ben-Hur (1959)
Pierre Bachelet born (1944)
Quincy Jones begins recording his score for Killer by Night (1971)
Rick Smith born (1959)
Star Wars released in theaters (1977)
Trevor Morris born (1970)
May 26: Bruno Nicolai born (1926)
David Torn born (1953)
Earle Hagen died (2008)
George Greeley died (2007)
Howard Goodall born (1958)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Satan Bug (1964)
Miles Davis born (1926)
Nicola Piovani born (1946)
Sonny Sharrock died (1994)
William Bolcom born (1938)
May 27: Angelo Milli born (1975)
Derek Scott died (2006)
Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Botany Bay (1952)
Rene Koering born (1940)
May 28: Johnny Keating died (2015)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Solar Crisis (1990)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Maurice Jarre records his score for Posse (1975)
Vertigo is released in theaters (1958)
May 29: Danny Elfman born (1953)
David McHugh born (1941)
Deborah Mollison born (1958)
Ed Alton born (1955)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold born (1897)
Masaru Sato born (1928)
May 29 – J.J. Johnson begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Simon Brint died (2011)
Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov born (1936)
May 30: Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Golden Needles (1974)
Michael Small born (1939)
May 31: Akira Ifukube born (1914)
Clint Eastwood born (1930)
Giovanni Fusco died (1968)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for Studs Lonigan (1960)
Mario Migliardi born (1919)
Rene Cloerec born (1911)
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