On This Day

July 1915 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Jul 4 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Jul 6 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), born in Binche, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jul 9 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 10 Milt Buckner, American jazz pianist and Hammond organ pioneer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Jul 17 Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1973)
  • Jul 18 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • Jul 21 Floyd McDaniel, American blues singer and guitarist (Five Blazes), born in Athens, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Jul 27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1982)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 15 Ludwik Grossman, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Francesco Fanciulli, American-Italian composer, dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jul 18 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, English composer, dies at 53