On This Day

Year 1924 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 9 Leonard Pennario, American pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • Jul 12 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jul 13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • Jul 22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Jul 28 Irving Burgie [Lord Burgess], American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 30 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Deniz, Welsh jazz guitarist, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 28 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • Sep 5 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • Sep 7 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • Sep 20 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 1 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Oct 10 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Oct 13 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Oct 18 Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
  • Oct 18 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, born in Råde, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Oct 18 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Oct 21 Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)
  • Oct 24 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • Oct 25 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (The Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • Oct 27 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum], American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], Italian-American session drummer (Ben E. King; Dionne Warwick; John Denver) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Oct 28 Alfonso Montecino, Chilean-American composer, born in Osorno, Chile (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • Nov 12 Sam Jones, American jazz double bassist (Cannonball Adderly), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1981)
  • Nov 14 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • Nov 14 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • Nov 22 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
  • Nov 25 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • Nov 25 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Peyote Concerto), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Nov 26 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1963)
  • Nov 28 (Gerrit Cornelis) "Kees" Otten, Dutch flautist and recorder player, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Nov 30 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 30 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • Dec 7 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodallı, Turkish composer, born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 2009)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music