On This Day

Musicians Born in 1891

  • Jan 20 Mischa Elman, Russian-American concert violinist, born in Talnoye, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (now Talne, Ukraine (d. 1967)
  • Jan 21 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
  • Jan 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jan 28 Karel Boleslav Jirak, Czech composer and pedagogue, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1972)
  • Jan 31 Max Drischner, composer
  • Feb 7 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, born in Romni, Ukraine (d. 1982)
  • Feb 8 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • Feb 12 Maurice Yvain, French operetta composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • Feb 20 Ivan Harold Browning, American stage and screen actor and singer (Shuffle Along - "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), born in Brenham, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Feb 27 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • Feb 27 Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • Mar 3 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • Mar 23 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
  • Mar 31 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
  • Apr 15 Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, born in Sortavala, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1945)
  • Apr 21 František Suchý, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Březové Hory, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf; Alexander Nevsky), born in Sontsovka, Russian Empire (now Sontsivka, Ukraine) (d. 1953)
  • Apr 28 Charley Patton, American Delta blues musician ("Pony Blues"; "High Water Everywhere"), born in Hinds County, Mississippi [date disputed] (d. 1934)
  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1952)
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, Austrian composer, born in Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1959)
  • May 16 Richard Tauber [Denemy], Austrian-British operatic tenor and film actor, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1948)
  • May 22 Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), born in Châlons-sur-Marne, France (d. 1985)
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1965)
  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)

Cole Porter

Jun 9 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist ("Anything Goes"; "Night And Day"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)

  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss-American lyricist ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"; "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • Jun 18 Con Conrad [Dober], American songwriter ("Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me"; "The Continental"), and theatrical producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jul 13 Franco Casavola, composer
  • Aug 2 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman, Romania (d. 1971)
  • Aug 8 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • Aug 9 (Marcus) "Max" Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • Aug 14 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Aug 24 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1969)
  • Aug 25 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), born in Athens (d. 1952)
  • Aug 25 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, Basque priest, organist and composer of religious music, born in Yurre, Viscaya, Spain (d. 1928)
  • Aug 25 Samuel Gardner, American composer, born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Sam Lanin, American sweet jazz arranger and bandleader (Roseland Orchestra; The Ipana Troubadors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, American bassoonist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • Sep 16 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Eastern Galicia, Lwów (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, Dutch oboist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Oct 18 Václav Kálik, Czech composer, born in Opava; (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
  • Oct 22 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Nov 1 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Nov 4 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Nov 10 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Guido Pannain Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1977)
  • Nov 20 Julian Fuhs, German-American jazz pianist and bandleader (Follies Band), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Nov 22 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer (d. 1967)
  • Nov 29 Richard Frank Donovan, American composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • Dec 15 A. P. Carter, American musician (Carter Family), born in Maces Spring, Virginia