On This Day

January 1920 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jan 3 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • Jan 5 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jan 6 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 17 Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 18 Constance Moore, American singer & actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Jan 21 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish composer, born in Höör, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • Jan 22 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • Jan 24 Don Saddler, American choreographer & dancer (Holiday Hotel), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 2014)
  • Jan 27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30 George Skibine, Russian-American ballet dancer & choreographer (Tragedy in Verona), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 16 Reginald De Koven, American composer, dies at 60