On This Day

November 1952 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Dmitri Shostakovich's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres

  • Nov 14 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer (Right Back Where We Started From), born in Wembley, London
  • Nov 10 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Nov 11 Paul Cowsill, American rock keyboardist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 13 David Frank, American musician and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, American tuba player and teacher (Long Island Tuba Quartet), born in Plainview, New York
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 18 "Rock Around The Clock" rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley (27) weds second wife Barbara Cupchak

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 23 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, French composer (Ophellia), dies at 71