On This Day

October 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 George Siravo, American big band and session saxophonist, composer, arranger and conductor (Columbia Records), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 10 Scott Huston, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone singer (Dutch Radio Chorus), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Oct 17 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Polish organist and composer, born in Sierpc, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Oct 19 Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • Oct 19 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • Oct 21 Tomojirō Ikenouchi, Japanese composer and educator, born in Tokyo (d. 1991)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Sancan, French composer, pianist, teacher and conductor, born in Mazamet, France (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 30 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, American composer (The Tragedy of the Deep), dies at 70