October 1930 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 14 George Gershwin and Ira Gershin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Oct 22 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad


Birthdays in Music


Person of interestRichard Harris

Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 2 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Oct 4 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Oct 9 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjaví, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 24 The Big Bopper, [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • Oct 28 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84