On This Day

September 1935 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi, American rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 22 Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Alan Gray, British composer, dies at 79