On This Day

April 1912 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 2 Herbert Mills, American singer, (The Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • Apr 14 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • Apr 21 Feike Asma, Dutch organist and conductor, born in Den Helder, Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • Apr 22 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • Apr 22 Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), born in Higher Walton, Lancashire (d. 1953)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 30 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 63