January 1940 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 23 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in GyƑrasszonyfa
  • Jan 1 Richard Henry Orton, composer
  • Jan 5 Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • Jan 8 Cristy Lane, American country/gospel singer
  • Jan 9 Barbara Buczek, composer
  • Jan 9 Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • Jan 9 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 11 Mark DeVoto, America Musicologist and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 20 Jorge Peixinho, composer
  • Jan 22 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jan 22 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • Jan 23 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • Jan 30 David Johnson, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 24 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52