Birthdays in Music in 1904

  • Jan 2 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • Jan 2 Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • Jan 12 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, composer

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Jan 22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, born in Telč (d. 1969)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, composer
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show)
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

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Mar 1 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 6 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer
  • Mar 21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • Mar 26 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • Mar 30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • Apr 3 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • Apr 8 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • Apr 9 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, actor/singer (More than a Miracle)
  • Apr 29 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)

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May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in New York City (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 25 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • May 26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • Jun 11 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer
  • Jun 12 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • Jun 14 Benno Ammann, composer
  • Jun 18 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 19 Balis Dvarionas, composer
  • Jun 23 Willie Mae "Mother" Smith, gospel singer/evangelist folk artist
  • Jun 24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], Linton, Indiana, American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)
  • Jun 28 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer
  • Jul 2 Carl Weinrich, composer
  • Jul 4 Artur Malawski, composer
  • Jul 4 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • Jul 5 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
  • Jul 6 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • Jul 8 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • Jul 10 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • Jul 14 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Poland, Yiddish novelist (Enemies-Nobel 1978)
  • Jul 16 Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
  • Jul 17 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • Jul 23 Adone Zecchi, composer
  • Jul 24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • Jul 26 Jack Allan Westrup, composer
  • Jul 27 Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
  • Aug 8 Istvan Szelenyi, composer
  • Aug 11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Aug 17 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (d. 1991)
  • Aug 21 [William] Count Basie, jazz musician and band leader ( "One O'Clock Jump"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Sep 6 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer
  • Sep 8 Carlos Sanchez Malaga, composer
  • Sep 12 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer
  • Sep 14 Richard Mohaupt, Breslau Germany, composer (Bucolica)
  • Sep 23 Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • Sep 24 Cemal Resit Rey, composer
  • Oct 1 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct 9 Carl Parrish, composer
  • Oct 14 Karel Srom, Czech composer, born in Plzeň (d. 1981)
  • Oct 16 Reginald Dixon, Sheffield, Britain, theatre organist, (d. 1985)
  • Oct 22 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • Oct 28 Louis de Meester, composer
  • Oct 30 Alfred Gradstein, composer
  • Nov 3 Gideon Fagan, composer
  • Nov 3 Janis Kalnins, composer
  • Nov 14 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • Nov 15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • Nov 16 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • Nov 18 Guido Santorsola, composer
  • Nov 21 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • Nov 25 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • Nov 25 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • Dec 6 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • Dec 7 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)
  • Dec 15 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
  • Dec 18 Wilf Carter, country singer
  • Dec 24 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • Dec 30 Dmitry B Kabalevsky, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 31 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942)
  • Dec 31 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer and actress (d. 1975)