On This Day

September 1920 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 4 Harold "Shot" Jackson, American country dobro player, and pedal steel guitarist (Roy Acuff), and guitar designer and builder (Sho-Bud), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Sep 5 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 23 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 23 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)
  • Sep 29 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • Sep 29 Tillman Franks, American country music bassist, songwriter and artist manager (Webb Pierce), born in Stamps, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 30 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • Sep 30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 25 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher,, dies at 77