On This Day

July 1902 in Music History

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestGeorge Murphy

Jul 4 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy
  • Jul 7 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • Jul 18 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • Jul 18 Chill Wills, American singer and actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), born in Omagh, Ireland (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1960)
  • Jul 23 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • Jul 24 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 6 Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 18 John White, American composer, dies at 47