On This Day

Musicians Who Died in April 1938

  • Apr 10 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, dies of arteriosclerosis at 56
  • Apr 12 Fyador Chaliapin, Russian operatic bass-baritone (Boris Godunov), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Richard Terry, English organist & musicologist, dies at 73