On This Day

July 1912 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Tiny Alma [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • Jul 14 (Woodrow Wilson) "Woody" Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), and peace activist, born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1967)
  • Jul 16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 26 Fred Böhler, Swiss jazz bandleader, pianist, and early proponent of the Hammond organ, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 27 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 17 Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20