1906 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 117

  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, composer
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, composer
  • Feb 1 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, composer
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, composer
  • Feb 19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • Mar 7 Hans Lachman, composer
  • Mar 11 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • Mar 14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 23 George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 27 Pee Wee Russell, American jazz musician, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • Mar 29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • Mar 31 Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • Apr 8 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Antal Dorati, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony 1949-1960), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Apr 10 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957)
  • Apr 13 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Apr 14 Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Apr 22 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)
  • Apr 25 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26 Leopold Spinner, composer
  • Apr 28 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 2 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 28 Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
  • May 29 Hans Joachim Schaeuble, composer
  • Jun 3 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Jun 10 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • Jun 18 Kay Kyser, American bandleader and radio personality (Kay Kyser's Kollege), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • Jun 21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jun 24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Jul 2 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Jul 6 Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer
  • Jul 7 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Harry Sosnik, American orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • Jul 18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 Klaus Egge, Gransherad, Telemark Norway, composer (Noregsonger)
  • Jul 21 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
  • Jul 26 Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
  • Jul 28 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • Jul 30 L'udovit Rajter, composer
  • Jul 30 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • Aug 6 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • Aug 7 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • Aug 15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • Aug 21 Joachim Homs, composer
  • Sep 1 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Moyzes, composer
  • Sep 4 Antanas Raciunas, composer
  • Sep 5 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Filip Gershkovich, composer
  • Sep 10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • Sep 12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Sep 15 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • Sep 19 Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer
  • Sep 19 Massimo Freccia, composer
  • Sep 20 David Sheinfeld, composer
  • Sep 23 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • Sep 25 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, composer [NS], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Sep 25 Jaroslav Jezek, composer
  • Sep 30 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • Oct 5 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Arnold Atkinson Cooke, composer
  • Nov 4 Siegfried Borris, composer
  • Nov 12 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 23 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko

Composer Igor Stravinsky
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Igor Stravinsky

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 25 Anton Arensky, Russian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Feb 26 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 25 John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 8 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 26 Alexander Muir, Canadian composer (The Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • Jul 12 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 2 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • Sep 13 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 21 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 58