On This Day

Musicians Born in 1889

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 1 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • Jan 14 Vincenzo Davico, Italian composer, born in Monaco (d. 1969)
  • Jan 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • Jan 25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • Jan 29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • Jan 29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • Feb 5 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • Feb 11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • Feb 20 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
  • Mar 3 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • Mar 26 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, born in Určice (d. 1947)
  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)

  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, born in Valdivia, Chile (d. 1969)
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, Danish composer (Symphony Number 2, Hellas), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)
  • May 20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1918)
  • May 23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • May 25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1972)
  • Jun 25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • Aug 10 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • Aug 20 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, born in Konin, Poland (d. 1977)
  • Sep 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • Sep 28 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Oct 19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 28 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, born in Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • Nov 4 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1957)
  • Nov 24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • Dec 7 Heathcote Dicken Statham, English composer (d. 1973)
  • Dec 12 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pečky, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • Dec 20 Božidar Širola, Croatian composer, born in Žakanje, Croatia