On This Day

September 1898 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 26 Victor Herbert/Harry Smith's musical premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

Sep 26 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • Sep 27 Vincent Youmans, American composer and songwriter (Tea for Two), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • Sep 30 [Julius] Johannes Rontgen, German Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1932)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, dies at 74