On This Day

June 1890 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 9 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, Polish folklorist and composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71