On This Day

February 1905 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 1991)
  • Feb 10 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, born in La Línea de la Concepción (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 William "Chick" Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (introduced Ella Fitzgerald), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1939)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 17 Orville "Hoppy" Jones, American bass singer and cellist (The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"), born in Chicago, Illinois (1944)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, Greek conductor and composer, born in Sparta, Greece (d. 1987)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • Feb 26 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78