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August 13, 1912 in Music History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Music

  • “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), born in the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona (d. 1983)

Deaths in Music

Person of interestJules Massenet

Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther; Manon), dies of abdominal cancer at 70

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
1912 in Music