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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)
Paul Sawtell records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “The Flight Plan” (1968)
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)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Scorpion, Part I” (1997)
Justin Caine Burnett born (1973)
Ondrej Soukup born (1951)
Paul Baillargeon begins recording his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Message in a Bottle” (1997)
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)
Svatopluk Havelka born (1925)
Van Alexander born (1915)
May 3: Alden Shuman died (2002)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Baby’s Day Out (1994)
David Raksin begins recording his score for Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Extreme Measures” (1999)
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)
Recording sessions begin for Michael Giacchino’s score for Sky High (2005)
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)
James Horner begins recording his score for Batteries Not Included (1987)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Family Business” (1995)
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)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
May 5: Andre Previn begins recording his score for House of Numbers (1957)
David Shire begins recording his score for The Big Bus (1976)
Delia Derbyshire born (1937)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Blaze of Glory” (1997)
Gene Forrell born (1915)
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)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Hope and Fear” (1998)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Haunting of Deck Twelve” (2000)
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)
William Olvis died (2014)
May 7: Anne Dudley born (1956)
Elliot Kaplan died (1992)
George Stoll born (1902)
Leith Stevens records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Framed” (1968)
Soren Hyldgaard died (2018)
May 8: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Jetrel” (1995)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Renaissance Man” (2001)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Larry Morey died (1971)
Nathan Van Cleave born (1910)
May 9: Bruce Rowland born (1942)
David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Quickening” (1996)
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)
Eddy Manson born (1919)
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)
Richard Shores born (1917)
The Informer opens in New York (1935)
Tom Scott begins recording his score for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
May 10: David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Dogs of War” (1999)
David Lindup born (1928)
David Shire records his score for Monkey Shines (1988)
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 Chattaway begins recording his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episodes “Endgame, Parts 1 & II” (2001)
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)
Georges Delerue records his score for Love Thy Neighbor (1994)
Michael Small begins recording his score for Kidco (1983)
Nathan Scott born (1915)
Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Skahaar” (1995)
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)
Recording sessions begin for Miklos Rozsa’s score to So Proudly We Hail (1943)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up the Long Ladder" (1989)
May 12: Alex Ebert born (1978)
Burt Bacharach born (1928)
Ernest Gold begins recording his unused score for Used Cars (1980)
Gordon Jenkins born (1910)
Humphrey Searle died (1982)
Jacob Groth born (1951)
Klaus Doldinger born (1936)
Niki Reiser born (1958)
Nitin Sawhney born (1964)
Philip Springer born (1926)
Steven M. Stern born (1967)
May 13: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Predator (1987)
Alison Goldfrapp born (1966)
Charles Gross born (1934)
Craig Safan begins recording his unused score for Wolfen (1981)
David Broekman born (1902)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Basics, Part 1” (1996)
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 (1956)
Ken Darby born (1909)
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)
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)
Ken Lauber born (1941)
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)
Raphael Saadiq born (1966)
The Adventures of Robin Hood released (1938)
Tristram Cary born (1925)
May 15: Alexander Courage died (2008)
Andrey Sigle born (1954)
Bert Shefter born (1904)
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)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Learning Curve” (1995)
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)
Lars-Erik Larsson born (1908)
Marius Constant died (2004)
Mike Oldfield born (1953)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Rob aka Robin Coudert born (1978)
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)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Wild Wild West (1999)
Heitor Villa-Lobos died (1959)
Hugo Friedhofer died (1981)
Ikuma Dan died (2001)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Equinox: Part 1” (1999)
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)
Hilding Rosenberg died (1985)
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)
Philippe-Gerard died (2014)
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)
Ruby Raksin died (1979)
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)
James Horner begins recording his score for Titanic (1997)
James L. Venable born (1967)
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)
Larry Crosley born (1932)
Tom Scott born (1948)
May 20: Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Sacred Ground” (1996)
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)
James Horner begins recording his score for Unlawful Entry (1992)
John Sponsler born (1965)
Laurence Rosenthal wins the Emmy for his score to Michelangelo: The Last Giant (1966)
Mario Zafred died (1987)
Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco pilot (1972)
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)
James Horner begins recording his score for The Land Before Time (1988)
Jerry Fielding records his score for Shirts/Skins (1973)
Jimmy McHugh died (1969)
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts died (1998)
Michel Colombier born (1939)
Raymond Legrand born (1908)
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)
Leith Stevens records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Underground” (1968)
Pierre van Dormael born (1952)
Recording sessions begin for Graeme Revell’s score to Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Sadao Bekku born (1922)
Waddy Wachtel born (1947)
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)
James Horner records his score for Tummy Trouble (1989)
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)
Lennie Niehaus died (2020)
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)
Tony Ashton died (2001)
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)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Shogun (1980)
Simon Brint died (2011)
Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov born (1936)
May 30: Devendra Banhart born (1981)
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)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)
Mario Migliardi born (1919)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his unused score for The River Wild (1994)
Rene Cloerec born (1911)
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