1922 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • Feb 11 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
  • May 23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • Nov 13 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 130

  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
  • Jan 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 8 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • Jan 21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • Feb 1 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Feb 9 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • Feb 14 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • Feb 17 Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
  • Feb 19 Josef Matej, Czech composer, born in Brusperk (d. 1992)
  • Feb 21 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Andre Asriel, composer
  • Feb 22 Felix Werder, composer
  • Feb 25 Matti Rautio, composer
  • Feb 27 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • Mar 2 Mario Zafred, composer
  • Mar 2 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • Mar 4 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Mar 11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • Mar 12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • Mar 14 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Mar 20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • Mar 28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • Mar 30 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • Mar 31 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

Person of interestDoris Day

Apr 3 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • Apr 7 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • Apr 14 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • May 3 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • May 5 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • May 5 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 7 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), born in Kirkman, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • May 13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • May 18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • May 24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • Jun 3 Ivan Patachich, composer
  • Jun 4 Irwin Bazelon, composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Groenrivier, Malmesbury (d. 2011)

Person of interestJudy Garland

Jun 10 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Jun 11 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • Jun 12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • Jun 15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Jun 17 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
  • Jun 17 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jun 26 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 2 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
  • Jul 6 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • Jul 7 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • Jul 14 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • Jul 24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 26 Andrzej Koszewski, composer
  • Jul 27 Bob Thiele, record producer
  • Jul 30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
  • Aug 15 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Aug 26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • Aug 29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, composer
  • Sep 7 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer
  • Sep 9 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
  • Sep 12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
  • Sep 13 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
  • Sep 20 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Sep 20 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)

Weddings in Music

  • May 2 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 28 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon


Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 5 James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 24 Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • Feb 28 Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 10 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 27 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 12 Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 24 Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • May 7 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 25 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 10 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 11 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 29 George August Lumbye, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 6 William Baines, composer, dies at 23
  • Nov 14 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), dies at 75