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Events In Film Score History
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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 his 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)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Countdown” (2004)
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)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Crossover” (1994)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Sarek” (1990)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “I, Borg.” (1992)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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)
Isao Tomita died (2016)
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: Antony Hopkins died (2014)
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)
David Rose wins an Emmy for his Bonanza score “The Love Child,” and Walter Scharf wins for the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau episode “The Tragedy of the Red Salmon” (1971)
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 opens in New York (1935)
May 10: David Lindup born (1928)
Debbie Wiseman born (1963)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “All Good Things…” (1994)
Dimitri Tiomkin born (1894)
Isaac Hayes begins recording his score for Shaft (1971)
Jay Ferguson born (1947)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
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)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Zero Hour” (2004)
John Lunn born (1955)
Leon Klatzkin died (1992)
Recording sessions begin on Basil Poledouris’ score for RoboCop (1987)
Robert Drasnin died (2015)
May 14: Alex North begins recording his score for Hot Spell (1957)
Charles Gross born (1934)
David Byrne born (1952)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Enterprise episode “The Expanse” (2003)
Frank Churchill died (1942)
J.S. Zamecnik born (1872)
John Williams wins the Emmy for his Jane Eyre score, and Pete Rugolo wins for the Bold Ones episode “In Defense of Ellen McKay” (1972)
Kenneth V. Jones born (1924)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Die Hard 2 (1990)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)
The Adventures of Robin Hood released (1938)
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)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Enterprise episode “Shockwave, Part 1” (2002)
Freddie Perren born (1943)
Gordon Parks begins recording his score for Shaft’s Big Score! (1972)
Jerry Goldsmith wins his third Emmy, for Babe; Alex North wins his only Emmy, for Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
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)
Recording sessions begin for David Arnold’s score for Shaft (2000)
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)
Bert Shefter records his score for The Great Jesse James Raid (1953)
Earle Hagen wins the Emmy for his score for the I Spy episode “Laya” (1968)
Edwin Astley died (1998)
Hans Posegga died (2002)
Irving Gertz born (1915)
Jerry Goldsmith wins his second Emmy, for QB VII Parts 1 & 2; Billy Goldenberg wins for the Benjamin Franklin episode “The Rebel” (1975)
Kyle Eastwood born (1968)
Tom Scott born (1948)
May 20: Jerry Goldsmith wins his first Emmy, for The Red Pony; Charles Fox wins an Emmy for his Love, American Style music (1973)
Lyn Murray died (1989)
Zbigniew Preisner born (1955)
May 21: Fiorenzo Carpi died (1997)
Frank Comstock died (2013)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Inner Light” (1992)
Kevin Shields born (1963)
May 22: Iva Davies born (1955)
John Sponsler born (1965)
Laurence Rosenthal wins the Emmy for his score to Michelangelo: The Last Giant (1966)
Richard Rodgers wins the Outstanding Music Emmy for Winston Churchill – The Valiant Years (1962)
Roger Bellon born (1953)
May 23: George Bruns died (1983)
James Horner begins recording his score for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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)
Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “In Theory” (1991)
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)
Elmer Bernstein wins the Outstanding Music Composition Emmy for The Making of the President 1960 (1964)
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: Alfred Newman begins recording his score for Man Hunt (1941)
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: Fred Karlin wins the Emmy for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; Morton Stevens wins for the Hawaii Five-O episode score “Hookman” (1974)
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)
Victor Young begins recording his score for I Walk Alone (1947)
May 29: Danny Elfman born (1953)
David McHugh born (1941)
Deborah Mollison born (1958)
Ed Alton born (1955)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold born (1897)
J.J. Johnson begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Masaru Sato born (1928)
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)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his unused score for The River Wild (1994)
Rene Cloerec born (1911)
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