On This Day

September 1897 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 18 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

Sep 8 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • Sep 10 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 
  • Sep 13 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • Sep 18 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)
  • Sep 20 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 20 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, dies at 59