On This Day

February 1916 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • Feb 17 Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 David Vassall Cox, British composer ("Lillibullero"), born in Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, England in (d.1997)
  • Feb 10 Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Feb 12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode), born in Győr, Danube Monarchy (now Hungary) (d. 1969)
  • Feb 14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Erith, Kent, England (d. 1993)
  • Feb 16 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues Hammond B-3 organist (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Charlie Fowlkes, American baritone saxophonist (Count Basie Orchestra, 1953-80), born in New York City (d. 1980)
  • Feb 20 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • Feb 23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • Feb 26 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Feb 26 Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 28 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Anton Simon, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • Feb 29 Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62