On This Day

April 1913 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 Jean Fournet, French conductor, born in Rouen, France (d. 2008)
  • Apr 16 Constance Shacklock, English opera singer, born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Apr 18 Kent Kennan, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Apr 18 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, born in Bučovice (d. 1976)
  • 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 Bently, English trombonist, born in Manchester (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 6 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday