October 1935 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 10 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • Oct 12 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestJulie Andrews

Oct 1 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Oct 2 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 5 Arlene Saunders, American soprano, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 10 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

Oct 12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Oct 12 Sam Moore, American R&B and soul vocalist (Sam & Dave - Soul Man), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 14 La Monte Young, American composer (Composition in 1990), born in Bern, Idaho
  • Oct 15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 16 Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • Oct 18 Jorge Cervello, composer
  • Oct 23 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
  • Oct 25 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • Oct 28 Folke Rabe, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 4 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • Oct 6 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 22 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 26 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, dies at 64