On This Day

Year 1919 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, American composer (Olympic Hymn, A Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Nov 20 John McCarthy, English conductor, born in London (d. 2009)
  • Nov 23 Cláudio Santoro, Brazilian violinist, conductor, and composer, born in Manaus, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • Nov 27 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • Nov 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burmese-English jazz guitarist, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 1 Lurlean Hunter, American jazz singer, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, English operatic tenor, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 6 Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk-pop vocalist (Small Yodel Boy), and double bassist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 22 Lillian "Lil" Green, American blues singer and songwriter ("Romance In The Dark"), born in Mississippi (d. 1954) [some sources cite year of birth as 1901, and some 1910]
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Inocente Carreño, Venezuelan composer, born in Porlamar, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College Choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music