On This Day

September 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Clyde Hurley, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Glenn Miller - "Tuxedo Junction"; "In The Mood"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1963)
  • Sep 13 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair; Real Life; Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • Sep 16 M.S. [Madurai Shanmukhavadivu] Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1st singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna), born in Madurai, Madras Presidency (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 10 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Isidore Legouix, French composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 25 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, dies at 44