1876 Birth of American baritone and composer Oley SPEAKS in Canal Winchester, OH. Was soloist at Church of the Divine Paternity to 1901, then St. Thomas' Church to 1906. Composed over 250 songs including On the Road to Mandalay  it sold over a million copies of sheet music. 1924 to 1943 was director of ASCAP.
1885 Birth of composer Giuseppe Mule
1887 Birth of Czech composer and music critic Boleslaw VOMACKA.
1893 Birth of composer Luciano Gallet
1893 Birth of composer Nils Bjorkander
1895 Birth of composer Kazimierz Sikorski
1902 Birth of American Popular music composer Richard RODGERS in Hammels Station, L.I., NY.
Academy Award-winning composer: It Might as Well be Spring, 1945, from film State Fair. He was orchestral half of partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Broadway Show hits were The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song. d- 30 DEC 1979.
1950 (8th?) Birth of American violinist Elmar OLIVEIRA in Waterbury, CT. Globalsearch indicates 8 Jun.
1951 FP of Leroy Anderson's Blue Tango. Decca recording session with Anderson conducting. Became No. 1 on Billboard pop chart and received a Gold Record award in 1952 as
the first instrumental record to sell over one million copies. CD-Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride