On This Day

October 1895 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 11 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), born in Split, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) (d. 1982)
  • Oct 12 Alfred "Tubby" Hall, American jazz drummer (King Oliver; Louis Armstrong), born in Sellers, Louisiana (d. 1945)
  • Oct 21 Shukichi Mitsukuri, Japanese composer (10 Haikai de Basho), born in Tokyo (d. 1971)
  • Oct 21 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), born in Orangeville, Utah (d. 1984)
  • Oct 28 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 8 Charles Oberthür, German composer and harpist, dies at 76
  • Oct 25 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), dies at 76