On This Day

October 1909 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 4 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, born in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • Oct 14 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer (Karhunpyynti (The Bear Hunt)) , born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 17 (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Oct 20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • Oct 28 Ādolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2000)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44