Deaths in Music on 24th October

  • 1521 Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
  • 1785 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
  • 1789 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
  • 1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 1889 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • 1901 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
  • 1902 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • 1918 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • 1940 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • 1948 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1949 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
  • 1953 Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
  • 1958 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • 1969 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1971 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • 1971 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1974 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1976 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • 1996 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • 1996 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 2007 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2015 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95