On This Day

July 1878 in Music History

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

Jul 3 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1942)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 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 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer, dies at 70