On This Day

October 1920 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 9 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Oct 9 Yusef Lateef [William Huddleston], American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • Oct 13 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame; How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
  • Oct 16 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer and conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
  • Oct 29 Ernst Perabo, German-American composer, dies at 74