On This Day

Year 1908 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 30 Franco Margola, Italian composer, born in Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Chulaki, Soviet composer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1989)
  • Nov 24 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 26 Philipp Mohler, German composer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Nov 28 Roberto Lupi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • Dec 1 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • Dec 3 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • Dec 10 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), born in Avignon, France (d. 1992)
  • Dec 11 Elliott Carter, American classical composer and winner of two Pulitzer prizes, born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Victor Babin, Russian pianist and composer (Vronsky & Babin), born in Moscow (d. 1972)
  • Dec 17 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer
  • Dec 20 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • Dec 20 Norman Hackforth, British musician and radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), born in Bihar, British India (d. 1996)
  • Dec 24 Cladys "Jabbo" Smith, American jazz trumpet pioneer, born in Pembroke, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, born in Nymburk, Bohemia (d. 1998)
  • Dec 28 Felicja Blumental, Polish-Brazilian concert pianist ( Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 5; Penderecki's Partita for Harpsichord), born in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, Croatian composer, born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia (d. 1993)
  • Dec 31 John Kirby [Kirk], American jazz double-bassist and tuba player (Benny Goodman; "Undecided"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1952)

Deaths in Music