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October 1931 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 13 Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC

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Oct 13 Noël Coward's "Cavalcade" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer, film maker and novelist, born in Florence, Italy
  • Oct 12 Raoul Pleskow, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 14 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Oct 14 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • Oct 19 László Kalmár, Hungarian composer (Triangles), born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • Oct 20 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 22 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • Oct 24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Tatar-Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen), born in Chistopol, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Oct 31 David Lumsdaine, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Oct 20 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, dies at 38