On This Day

September 1922 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 President Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • Sep 7 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • Sep 9 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 20 Frank Comstock, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • Sep 20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • Sep 21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • Sep 24 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 27 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil) born in Islington, London (d. 2005)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Deaths in Music

  • Sep 10 Arpad Szendy, Hungarian composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 11 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, Latvia's first professional classical composer, dies at 65