On This Day

October 1820 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • Oct 6 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1887)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, Bohemian horn player and composer, dies at 74