On This Day

June 1919 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • Jun 5 Akeo Watanabe, Japanese conductor (Japan Philharmonic, 1956-68 & 1978-83), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1990)
  • Jun 13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • Jun 17 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, American stage dancer, choreographer and actor (42nd Street, Showboat), born in Geneva, Illinois (d. 1980)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 8 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, dies at 78