On This Day

July 1850 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1907)
  • Jul 4 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark (d. 1927)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 28 Stefano Pavesi, Italian composer, dies at 71