On This Day

January 1802 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 First celebration of Burns night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42