On This Day

February 1921 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Arthur Honegger's chamber piece "Pastorale D'ete" premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • Feb 10 Adrian Cruft, British composer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1955)
  • Feb 14 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1968)

Person of interestVera-Ellen

Feb 16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 1981)

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • Feb 19 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
  • Feb 20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • Feb 22 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, born in San Giorgio di Piano, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • Feb 26 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 Andras Szollosy, composer
  • Feb 28 Vladimir Sommer, Czech composer, born in Dolní Jiřetín, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • Feb 28 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Max Wilhelm Zach, Polish-American violinist and conductor (Boston Symphony 1896-1907; St. Louis Symphony, 1907-21), dies at 56
  • Feb 15 Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60