October 1918 in Music

Events in Music


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Oct 4 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
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Mae West

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • Oct 10 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Oct 11 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Emil Cossetto, Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Oct 18 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86