On This Day

November 1920 in Music History

Events in Music

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 Eugene O'Neill's drama "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Playhouse, NYC; runs for 204 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • Nov 10 William S. Harvey, American graphic designer and album cover artist (The Doors; The Stooges; Tim Buckley), born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Nov 15 Jerome Richardson, an American jazz saxophonist, flute, clarinet, and piccolo player (Quincy Jones; Charles Mingus; Earl Hines), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • Nov 17 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, born in Tétange, Luxembourg (d. 2005)
  • Nov 18 Louis Alfred Mennini, American composer, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 Armin Schibler, Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace), born in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 20 Pernell Charity, American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, born in Waverly, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • Nov 23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist, pianist and composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • Nov 26 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, born in Pesterzsébet, Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 21 Caryl Florio [William James Robjohn], English-American composer, dies at 77