January 1908 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 13 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • Jan 25 John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Janis Kepitis, composer
  • Jan 6 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Jan 7 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • Jan 12 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
  • Jan 14 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1934)
  • Jan 15 Roberta Bitgood, composer
  • Jan 20 Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
  • Jan 26 St├ęphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • Jan 27 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • Jan 28 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • Jan 31 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentine (d. 1992)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 23 Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47