On This Day

January 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels
  • Jan 13 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Leighton Lucas, English composer & conductor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1982)
  • Jan 6 Boris Blacher, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), born in Yingkou, China (d. 1975)
  • Jan 6 Maurice Abravanel, American classical music conductor, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 1993)
  • Jan 6 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • Jan 7 Shalva Azmayparashvili, Georgian composer and conductor, born in Tbilisi (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian composer and conductor, born in Moscow (d. 1986)
  • Jan 10 Jean Morel, French-born American conductor, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1975)
  • Jan 18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British opera composer (Beatrice Cenci), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 28 Augusta Holmes, French composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), dies at 54