On This Day

September 1922 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 2 German President Friedrich Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," opens at Winter Garden Theatre, 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, British choral and brass band composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 18 David Gahr, American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2008)
  • Sep 20 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), 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, American composer (Zenobia; Excalibur), and educator (The Evolution of Modern Orchestration), dies at 52
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, Latvia's first professional classical composer, dies at 65