On This Day

Year 1923 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 29 Lester Trimble, American composer, music critic and educator, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • Sep 6 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Anton Heiller, composer

Person of interestHank Williams

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Sep 24 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • Sep 25 Sam Rivers, American jazz musician (exponent of free jazz), 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)
  • Oct 3 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Glynis Johns, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; A Little Night Music - "Send In The Clowns"; The Sundowners), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Oct 9 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, born in Feilding, New Zealand (d. 1998)
  • Oct 10 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), born inn La Crescenta, California (d. 1996)
  • Oct 16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Oct 20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 29 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, born in Wurzen, Saxony, Germany
  • Nov 1 Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • Nov 12 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, born in Caserio La Candelaria, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Nov 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • Dec 12 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Dec 16 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, born in Bocholt, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Dec 23 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist and radio host, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Louis Lane, American conductor (Akron, 1959-83; Lake Erie Opera, 1964-72), and educator (Cleveland Institute, 1982-2004) born in Eagle Pass, Texas (d. 2016)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music