On This Day

January 1877 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1951)
  • Jan 17 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Zurich (d. 1936)
  • Jan 20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Pietro Romani, Italian conductor and composer, dies at 85