On This Day

Year 1932 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 17 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (1996)
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Jul 25 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • Jul 31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • Aug 2 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Aug 5 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, born in Velsen, Netherlands (d.1996)
  • Aug 8 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Aug 10 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • Aug 12 Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
  • Aug 16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 24 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 27 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • Aug 28 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Aug 31 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)
  • Sep 2 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 6 Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer, born in Saguenay, Canada (d. 2017)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

Sep 8 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Sep 11 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Don Preston, American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 1998)
  • Sep 25 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Giacomo Manzoni, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 27 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 28 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • Sep 29 Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
  • Sep 29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • Oct 1 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), born in Leona, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 (Roddis) "Pete" Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) and educator, born in Iserlohn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 11 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Joel Mandelbaum, American composer, born in New York
  • Oct 13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 13 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2020)
  • Oct 16 Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • Oct 17 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 6 Stonewall Jackson, American country music musician, born in Tabor City, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • Nov 20 John Barnes Chance, American composer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 28 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • Nov 29 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • Dec 3 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)

Person of interestLittle Richard

Dec 5 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • Dec 5 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Dec 9 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 14 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Charlie Rich, American country vocalist (Behind Closed Doors), born in Colt, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Elaine Barkin, American composer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 15 Igor Stuhec, Slovenian composer, born in Kremberk
  • Dec 16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Soviet-Russian pianist, organist, and composer (The Little Hump-backed Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 21 Ilja Zeljenka, Slovak composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dec 28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth), born in Robbins, Illinois

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music