Birthdays in Music in 1902

  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • Jan 23 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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Feb 1 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • Apr 2 Danilo Svara, composer
  • Apr 3 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 3 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • Apr 8 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 9 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • Apr 17 Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
  • Apr 20 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • Apr 29 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • Apr 30 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • May 3 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
  • May 4 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • May 16 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
  • May 17 John Vincent, composer
  • May 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • May 23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • May 25 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • May 27 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • May 31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • May 31 Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor
  • May 31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, composer
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
  • Jun 17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jun 19 Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • Jun 21 Wilhelm Maler, composer
  • Jun 22 David Burns, actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!)
  • Jun 26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • Jun 26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • Jun 28 Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

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Jul 4 George Murphy, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • Jul 7 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • Jul 18 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • Jul 18 Chill Wills, singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer
  • Jul 23 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • Jul 24 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
  • Aug 3 Judson Laire, American actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 3 Ray Block, France, orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
  • Aug 6 Michal Vilec, composer
  • Aug 9 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
  • Aug 18 Julius Kalas, composer
  • Aug 21 Renato Fasano, composer
  • Aug 25 Stefan Wolpe, composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 27 Herbert Menges, composer
  • Aug 30 Arnold Maria Walter, composer
  • Sep 11 Alice Tully, Corning, NY, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall)
  • Sep 14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Michael Kondracki, composer
  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • Oct 7 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • Oct 15 Andrey Yakolevich Shtogarenko, composer
  • Oct 15 William Edmundson, vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 21 Hilarion Rubio, composer
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, composer
  • Oct 23 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • Oct 30 Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • Nov 1 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • Nov 8 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • Nov 10 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer
  • Nov 15 Frederico Freitas, composer
  • Nov 16 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • Nov 18 Barbara Giuranna, composer
  • Nov 22 Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
  • Nov 27 Giuseppe Savagnone, composer
  • Dec 2 Miroslav Ponc, composer
  • Dec 3 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer
  • Dec 6 Virgilio Mortari, composer
  • Dec 13 Paul Kurzbach, composer
  • Dec 19 Dimitar Nenov, composer
  • Dec 19 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)
  • Dec 27 Ferenc Szabo, composer
  • Dec 31 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982)