July 1878 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan (1878-1942)

Jul 3 American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island

  • Jul 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • Jul 17 Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Jul 25 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d. 1963)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 François Bazin, French composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Hilarion Eslava, Spanish composer, dies at 70