On This Day

June 1931 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 6 "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan; Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France
  • Jun 4 César Bolaños, Peruvian electro-acoustic and experimental musician and composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Jun 6 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 (Nii Moi) "Speedy" Acquaye, Ghanaian drummer, percussionist and fire-eater (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames; Ginger Baker's Airforce), born in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) (d. 1993)
  • Jun 10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • Jun 10 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, born in Mylapore, Chennai, British India (d. 2013)
  • Jun 10 Romualds Jermaks, Latvian composer and teacher, born in Šķaune Parish, Latvia
  • Jun 11 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 11 Margarita Pracatan [Figueroa], Cuban-American novelty singer (BBC's Saturday Night Clive), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Georges Arvanitas, French jazz pianist and organist, born in Marseilles, France (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Junior Walker [Autry Mixon, Jr], American tenor saxophonist ("Shotgun"; "(I'm a) Road Runner"), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Ivo Petric, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Jun 20 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • Jun 26 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Jun 27 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer (Polyphonic Music), born in Jaranów, Włocławek, Poland (d. 1993)
  • Jun 30 James Loughran, British conductor, born in Glasgow

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 9 Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, dies at 79