On This Day

Deaths in Music on October 30

  • 1522 Jean Mouton, French composer
  • 1667 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer, dies at 54
  • 1853 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1883 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1885 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1912 Jan Karol Gali, composer, dies at 56
  • 1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70
  • 1928 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, American musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1933 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • 1944 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
  • 1960 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • 1969 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1971 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
  • 1972 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • 1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
  • 1986 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1995 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86

Person of interestSteve Allen

2000 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2002 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2003 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • 2004 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80

Person of interestRobert Goulet

2007 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)
  • 2013 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62