1572-02-23 - Pierre Certon

Pierre Certon, French composer

1704-02-23 - Georg Muffat

Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50

1806-02-23 - John Alcock

John Alcock, composer, dies at 90

1807-02-23 - Francois Guichard

Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61

1867-02-23 - George Thomas Smart

George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90

1897-02-23 - Woldemar Bargiel

Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68

1903-02-23 - Albert Cahen

Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57

1903-02-23 - Friedrich Grutzmacher

Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer, dies at 70

1916-02-23 - George Clement Martin

George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71

1920-02-23 - Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky

Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61

1927-02-23 - Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson

Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer, dies at 79

1930-02-23 - Horst Wessel

Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22

1931-02-23 - Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba, [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies

1934-02-23 - Edward William Elgar

Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76

1957-02-23 - Marika Ninou

Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)