Birthdays in Music in 1889

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  • Jan 1 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 1 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • Jan 14 Vincenzo Davico, composer
  • Jan 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • Jan 25 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • Jan 29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • Jan 29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • Feb 5 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • Feb 11 John Mills, American dancer (The Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • Feb 11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • Feb 20 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
  • Mar 3 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • Mar 26 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, composer
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, US jazz coronetist/composer (Tiger Rag) (d. 1961)
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
  • 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
  • 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, composer
  • 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 Acad of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Alton Augustus Adams, composer
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • Nov 24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • Dec 7 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer
  • Dec 12 Vaclav Stepan, composer
  • Dec 13 Clarence Loomis, composer
  • Dec 20 Bozidar Sirola, composer