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October 16, 1939 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Music

Music History

George Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 739 performances

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart

Birthdays in Music

  • William "Billy" Cox, American bass player (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia

Deaths in Music

  • Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer, dies at 63
1939 in Music