On This Day

January 1885 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • Jan 23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)
  • Jan 27 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Eduard K√ľnneke, German composer (d. 1953)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, dies at 29