On This Day

October 1870 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 13 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 7 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, born in Smartt Station, Tennessee (d. 1952)
  • Oct 8 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Mihály Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 55