On This Day

January 1884 in Music History

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • Jan 10 James Philip Dunn, American composer, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • Jan 12 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • Jan 13 Sophie Tucker [Kalish], Russian-born American singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama) known as "last of the red hot mammas", born in Tulchyn, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • Jan 19 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • Jan 25 Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], Hungarian composer & teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), born in Békésszentandrás, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Jan 29 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, born in Holstre, Russian Empire (d. 1982)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 21 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75