On This Day

Year 1938 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 10 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
  • Jan 16 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall, performed by Benny Goodman and his band

Musicians Married in 1938

  • Oct 11 American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith; divorce in 1942

Musicians Divorces in 1938

  • Sep 30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage