On This Day

June 1859 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 22 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded NY Musical Institute of Musical Art later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • Jun 27 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician (Happy Birthday To You), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1916)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 18 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, dies at 65