On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1885

  • Jan 1 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • Jan 23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)

Person of interestJerome Kern

Jan 27 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • Jan 27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)