On This Day

June 1908 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 7 Boris Goldovsky, Russian-American conductor, educator (Tangle wood, 1942-62), and opera broadcast commentator (Metropolitan Opera, 1946-85), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Jun 12 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • Jun 13 Clarence Hutchenrider, American jazz clarinetist (Casa Loma Orchestra), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1991)
  • Jun 14 John Scott Trotter, American orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1975)
  • Jun 17 John Verrall, American composer, born in Britt, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • Jun 24 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1942)
  • Jun 24 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer, born in Champakulam, Kuttanad (now Kerala), British India (d. 1987)
  • Jun 26 Jimmy McLin, American jazz banjo player, and guitarist (James P. Johnson; Willie "The Lion" Smith; The Ink Spots), born in Brooksville, Florida (d. 1983)
  • Jun 27 Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (De Damrakkertjes) (d. 1994)
  • Jun 29 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Jun 30 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, Filipino composer, born in Licab, Nueva Ecija, Philippines (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 5 Luca Fumagalli, Italian pianist and composer (Luigi XI), dies at 71
  • Jun 8 Johan Lindegren, Swedish composer, musician and teacher, dies at 66
  • Jun 14 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 21 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 (OS 8 Jun)