On This Day

September 1898 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 26 Victor Herbert and Harry Smith's operetta "The Fortune Teller" premieres at Wallack's Theater, New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish opera composer (Stepan; Marie Grubbe), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American character actress and dancer (Funny Side; Little House On The Prairie), born in Texas (d. 1978)
  • Sep 12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • Sep 16 (Charles) "Chick" Bullock, American jazz and dance band vocalist (Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1981)

George Gershwin

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

  • 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