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April 1926 in Music History

Events in Music


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Apr 25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • Apr 2 David Mason, British orchestral, solo and session trumpet player (the Beatles "Penny Lane"), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Apr 10 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Apr 10 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Apr 11 Robert Hall Lewis, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Apr 12 Jane Withers, American actress, model, and singer (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 14 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 22 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • Apr 25 Paul Walter Fürst, Austrian musician and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Oldřich František Korte, Czech composer, born in Šaľa, Slovakia (d. 2014)
  • Apr 28 Francis Burt, British composer, born in London (d. 2012)