On This Day

September 1918 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Jimmie Lunceford; Duke Ellington), orchestra leader, and teacher, 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) "A.J." Potter, Irish composer (Finnegan's Wake), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1980)
  • Sep 22 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist (Brahms Concerto), born in, Zelazowa Wola, Poland (d. 1988)
  • Sep 29 Harold Laurence Walters, American composer, born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

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