On This Day

October 1929 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • Oct 4 Leroy Van Dyke, American country singer (Walk on By), born in Mora, Missouri
  • Oct 11 Curtis Amy, American jazz and session saxophonist ("Way Down"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Oct 17 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin
  • Oct 18 Hans Wallat, German opera conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Oct 19 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Giorgio Gaslini, Italian jazz pianist and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Oct 24 George H. Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time and the River), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Oct 26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 28 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]