On This Day

June 1922 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Iván Patachich, Hungarian contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1993)
  • Jun 4 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Jun 5 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • Jun 6 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Malmesbury, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Jun 7 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

Judy Garland

Jun 10 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress (The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me In St. Louis; Easter Parade), and singer ("Over The Rainbow"; "The Man That Got Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1969)

  • Jun 11 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • 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 15 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Jun 17 Kelsey Jones, Canadian composer, born in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Jun 18 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • Jun 23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Oedipus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Jun 25 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 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. (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 6 Lillian Russell, American actress and operetta singer, dies at about 60
  • Jun 20 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54