On This Day

Year 1913 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 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, 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)

  • Dec 10 Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 12 Hal Dickinson, American singer (Modernaires), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1970)
  • Dec 12 Stanley Bate, English composer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1959)
  • Dec 13 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Dec 18 Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 18 Saburo Takata, Japanese composer, born in Nagoya (d. 2000)
  • Dec 23 Hans Henkemans, Dutch composer and teacher, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Dec 23 Leo Ketelaars, Dutch violinist and baritone oratorio vocalist, born in Maasniel, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Dec 24 Karl Michael Komma, German composer & music publicist, born in Aš, Czech Republic
  • Dec 25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 30 Svend Simon Schultz, Danish composer and choral director (Danish Radio Choir, 1949-79), born in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark (d. 1998)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music