On This Day

October 1914 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • Oct 2 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • Oct 2 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher (d. 1970)
  • Oct 7 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 9 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • Oct 10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Oct 17 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), born in Székelykeresztúr, Hungary (now Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania) (d. 1981)
  • Oct 20 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • Oct 30 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler (I Want To Be A Cowboys' Sweetheart), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 15 Aleksander Różycki, Polish pianist, composer, and music teacher dies at 59
  • Oct 28 Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64