On This Day

October 1931 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 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
  • Oct 14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • Oct 19 Laszlo Kalmar, composer
  • 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, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • Oct 31 David Lumsdaine, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies 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