On This Day

September 1923 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 Bob Cato, American photographer, graphic artist and Grammy Award-winning album cover designer (Columbia Records; United Artists), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Sep 6 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Sep 8 Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Sep 15 Anton Heiller, Austrian organist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1979)
  • Sep 15 David Kraehenbuehl, American composer (March of the Trolls), pianist, teacher (Yale), and music theorist (Journal of Music Theory), born in Champaign-Urbana, illinois (d. 1997)

Hank Williams

Sep 17 Hank Williams, American country singer-songwriter ("Cold, Cold Heart"; "Hey, Good Lookin'"; "Your Cheatin' Heart"), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

  • Sep 24 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • Sep 25 Sam Rivers, American jazz and avant garde saxophonist, flutist, composer, and bandleader, born in El Reno, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • Sep 27 Mary McCarty, American singer (Babes in Toyland) and actress (Trapper John, M.D.), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1980)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 15 Sayed Darwish 'father of Egyptian popular music', Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 31