On This Day

June 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, born in Breckerfeld, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jun 16 Francis Lopez, Basque-French chausson and operetta composer (La Belle de Cadiz; Andalousie; The Three Musketeers), born in Montbeliard, France (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, born in Gotland, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • Jun 18 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, born in Kõo Parish, Viljandi, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 2018)
  • Jun 27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Jun 27 Robert Normann, Norwegian jazz guitar pioneer, accordionist, and composer, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Jun 29 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 4 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician ("Happy Birthday To You"), dies at 56