On This Day

October 1902 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer  (A Would-be Lady), born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1998)
  • Oct 7 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • Oct 15 William Edmundson, American vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 21 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, Swiss conductor and composer (Boccaccio Suite), born in Grossetto, Italy; (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1955)
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Oct 30 Armin Kaufmann, Austrian composer, born in Bukowina (d. 1980)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 24 Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, dies at 67