On This Day

October 1853 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 14 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, born in Șipotele Sucevei, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (d. 1883)

Weddings in Music

Benjamin Harrison

Oct 20 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, French pianist and composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, dies at 29
  • Oct 30 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Triple Oratorio:, Putifar-Giuseppe-Giacobbe), dies at 66