On This Day

November 1915 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • Nov 2 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (Little Carib Theatre), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Nov 27 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • Nov 28 Pamela Harrison, composer
  • Nov 29 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 14 Theodor Leschetizky, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 19 Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
  • Nov 27 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, dies at 54