On This Day

February 1914 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) founded at Hotel Claridge in NYC
  • Feb 19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 6 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Feb 8 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • Feb 9 Ernest Tubb, American country musician ("Walking the Floor Over You"), born in Crisp, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Feb 9 Ralph Herman, American orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 10 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • Feb 12 Gordon "Tex" Beneke, American saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Fort Worth, Texas; (d. 2000)
  • Feb 13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Jimmy Wakely, American country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee), born in Mineola, Arkansas
  • Feb 18 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), born in Abrams, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Feb 26 Witold Rowicki, Polish conductor and composer, born in Taganrog, (d. 1989)