On This Day

January 1918 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Buddy Weed, American pianist (Penthouse Party), born in Ossining, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 Albert Weisser, composer
  • Jan 13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • Jan 20 [Juan Garcia] Esquivel!, Mexican musician ("The King of Space Age Pop"), born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • Jan 21 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 24 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • Jan 27 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Jan 27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, dies at 76