On This Day

October 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 8 René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), born in Rennes, Brittany, France (d. 1958)
  • Oct 10 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Oct 13 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • Oct 18 Ambrose Thibodeaux, American Cajun accordionist, also known as Ambrose Sam (d. 1995)
  • Oct 18 Emile Enthoven, Dutch composer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • Oct 19 Vittorio Giannini, composer
  • Oct 23 Milford Dolliole, American pioneer jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Oct 29 Vivian Ellis, English composer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen (now Poznań) (d. 1947)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Benedetto Junck, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 26 Herbert Oakeley, English composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 26 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, dies at 64