On This Day

June 1891 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)

Person of interestCole Porter

Jun 9 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist ("Anything Goes"; "Night And Day"; "I've Got You Under My Skin"), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss-American lyricist ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"; "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • Jun 18 Con Conrad [Dober], American songwriter ("Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me"; "The Continental"), and theatrical producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 14 Nicolò Gabrielli, Italian opera composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 24 Ann Mounsey, English composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 28 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63