On This Day

June 1902 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 16 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Monument to composer Gioachino Rossini unveiled in Santa Croce, Florence


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • Jun 17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jun 19 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1977)
  • Jun 21 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jun 26 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jun 26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)