On This Day

October 1933 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 2 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • Oct 2 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Oct 2 (Albert Ronald) "Ronnie" Ross, Scottish jazz and session baritone saxophonist, born in Calcutta, India (2 October 1933 (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian singer-songwriter, and Dominican nun known as 'The Singing Nun' ("Dominique"), born in Laeken, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Oct 18 Jacques Charpentier, French organist and composer (72 études karnatiques), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Oct 21 Georgia Brown [Lilian Klot], British cabaret stage, and screen singer and actress (Oliver!; Shoulder To Shoulder), born in East End of London, England (d. 1992)
  • Oct 27 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist ("Last Date"; "On the Rebound"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 27 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65