On This Day

February 1930 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 1 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • Feb 8 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1

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Feb 18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
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Richard Rodgers
  • Feb 26 Play "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 Ulf Söderblom, Finnish conductor (Finnish National Opera, 1973-93), born in Turku, Finland (d. 2016)
  • Feb 8 Manuel Castillo, Andalusian classical pianist and composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 2005)
  • Feb 9 Emil Petrovics, Hungarian composer, born in Zrenjanin, Serbia (d. 2011)
  • Feb 10 Peter Phillips, American composer, born in San Francisco, California [or Jun 18]
  • Feb 11 C H Dearnley, organist
  • Feb 13 Dorothy "Dottie" McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Feb 16 Peggy King, American jazz and pop vocalist, former TV personality and actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Usko Merilainen, Finnish composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2004)
  • Feb 26 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956), born in Leningrad, Russia,
  • Feb 26 Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), born in Greenford, England (d. 2019)
  • Feb 28 Marty Grosz, American swing and dixieland jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 23 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22