1913 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • Mar 4 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score "The Rite of Spring" premieres in Paris, provoking a riot

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Jul 19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 109

  • Jan 2 Gardner Read, composer, born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 9 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • Jan 10 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • Jan 15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 22 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • Jan 24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 26 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter (All the Way, Love & Marriage), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • Jan 27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • Jan 28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • Jan 31 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • Feb 5 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • Feb 11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • Feb 17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, born in Sarajevo (d. 2009)
  • Feb 17 Rene Leibowitz, composer
  • Feb 19 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • Feb 20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • Mar 2 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 3 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • Mar 4 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 4 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • Mar 11 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 12 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), born in Pola, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 14 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Godfrey Turner, British composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist
  • Apr 3 George Barati, American cellist and composer, born in Győr, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Apr 4 Frances Langford, American singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 2005)

Person of interestMuddy Waters

Apr 4 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Apr 12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • Apr 14 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • Apr 14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • Apr 16 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • Apr 18 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • Apr 18 Milos Sokola, composer
  • Apr 23 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Apr 29 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • May 6 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • May 11 Clare Grundman, composer
  • May 11 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • May 18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • May 30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • Jun 2 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jun 2 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • Jun 4 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Jun 5 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1965)
  • Jun 8 Jagamas János, Hungarian composer, born in Dés, Romania (d. 1997)
  • Jun 10 John Edmunds, composer
  • Jun 10 Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph 1958)
  • Jun 10 Tikhon Nikoleyevich Khrennikov, composer
  • Jun 18 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist (Three Coins in a Fountain, High Hopes, Call Me Irresponsible), born in New York City, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 24 Max van Praag, Dutch singer
  • Jun 28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • Jul 5 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • Jul 10 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • Jul 13 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • Jul 15 Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas, American country singer (Signed Sealed And Delivered), born in Blue Creek, Ohio (d. 1963)
  • Jul 15 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Everett Helm, composer
  • Jul 22 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jul 24 Johnny McAfee, American singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 30 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1987)
  • Aug 1 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1983)
  • Aug 7 George Van Eps, American seven-string jazz guitarist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Aug 8 Axel Stordahl, American arranger & orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 9 Harry Mills, American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - Paper Doll), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • Aug 13 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • Aug 13 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • Aug 13 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • Aug 23 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Sep 15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • Sep 17 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • Sep 22 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • Sep 28 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Oct 7 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
  • Oct 8 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • Oct 16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • Oct 19 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • Oct 20 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • Oct 20 Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
  • Oct 22 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • Oct 24 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • Oct 29 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • Nov 11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • Dec 10 Morton Gould, prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York
  • Dec 12 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 17 Carl Baermann, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 David Emlyn Evans, British composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 24 Gustav Luders, composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 26 Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 12 Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 19 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Christian Barnekow, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 6 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • May 17 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49
  • May 18 Otto Reubke, German composer and brother of Julius Reubke, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 7 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 20 Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 3 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, dies at 61