On This Day

November 1913 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, Ukrainian composer (From The Whole Heart), born in Radziwiłłowo, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Nov 19 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

Nov 22 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (d. 1976)


Weddings in Music

LoveWedding 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

  • Nov 3 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, Prussian composer, dies at 83