On This Day

September 1918 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Sep 13 Ray Charles, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Sep 22 Archibald James Potter, composer
  • Sep 22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • Sep 29 Harold Laurence Walters, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 18 Ernest Farrar, English composer and musician, dies at 33
  • Sep 19 Liza Lehmann, English composer, dies at 56