On This Day

October 1866 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1909)
  • Oct 6 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • Oct 19 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, librettist, conductor, and music professor, born in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario (d. 1947)
  • Oct 25 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)