Birthdays in Music in 1887

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  • Jan 21 Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, born in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • Jan 28 Artur Rubinstein, pianist, born in Łódź, Poland
  • Jan 28 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
  • Jan 29 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • Feb 2 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • Feb 7 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 17 Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer
  • Feb 20 David McKinley Williams, composer
  • Feb 23 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • Mar 5 Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer (Salon Waltz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 6 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • Mar 7 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13 Carlos Isamitt, composer
  • Mar 14 Lawrence Collingwood, composer
  • Mar 23 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Curacao, musician/composer
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
  • Apr 10 Heinz Tiessen, Königsberg, German composer
  • May 2 Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
  • May 11 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)
  • May 12 Nandor Zsolt, composer
  • May 30 Gino Tagliapietra, composer
  • Jun 2 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • Jun 3 Emil Axman, Czech composer, born in Rataje (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Boleslav Vomacka, composer
  • Jul 10 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer
  • Jul 29 Rudi Stephan, composer
  • Jul 29 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • Aug 7 Luckey Roberts, composer
  • Aug 25 Olav Fartein Valen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1952)
  • Aug 26 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
  • Aug 28 Daniel Zamudio, composer
  • Sep 3 Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • Sep 12 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • Sep 16 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • Sep 19 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • Sep 21 Lodewijk de Vocht, composer
  • Oct 6 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • Oct 25 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Nov 1 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • Nov 4 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer
  • Nov 8 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
  • Nov 14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer
  • Nov 23 Paul Malengreau, composer
  • Nov 23 Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
  • Nov 28 Jacobo Palm, Curacaos pianist/organist
  • Dec 6 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Dec 7 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 8 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer
  • Dec 12 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
  • Dec 29 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
  • Dec 30 Henry George Ley, composer