October 1930 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 14 George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

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 Gunter Kochan, composer
  • Oct 3 David Mayer Epstein, composer
  • Oct 4 Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 9 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • Oct 12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 24 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • 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