Birthdays in Music in 1913

  • Jan 2 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
  • Jan 15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 22 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • Jan 24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 26 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • Jan 27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • Jan 27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • Jan 28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • Jan 31 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • Feb 5 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • Feb 11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • Feb 17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, born in Sarajevo (d. 2009)
  • Feb 17 Rene Leibowitz, composer
  • Feb 19 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • Feb 20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • Mar 2 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 3 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • Mar 4 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 4 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • Mar 11 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 12 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), born in Pola, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 14 Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • Mar 27 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • Mar 31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist
  • Apr 3 George Barati, composer
  • Apr 4 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)

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Apr 4 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

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  • Apr 12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Sz├ękelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • Apr 14 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • Apr 14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • Apr 16 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • Apr 18 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • Apr 18 Milos Sokola, composer
  • Apr 23 Jan Meyerowitz, composer
  • Apr 29 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • May 6 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • May 11 Clare Grundman, composer
  • May 11 Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • May 18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • May 30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • Jun 2 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 2 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • Jun 4 Bruno Bettinelli, composer
  • Jun 5 Friedrich Wildgans, composer
  • Jun 8 Janos Jagamas, composer
  • Jun 10 John Edmunds, composer
  • Jun 10 Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph 1958)
  • Jun 10 Tikhon Nikoleyevich Khrennikov, composer
  • Jun 11 Revaz Kondrat'yevich Gabichvadze, composer
  • Jun 18 Sammy Cahn, lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
  • Jun 24 Max van Praag, Dutch singer
  • Jun 28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • Jul 5 Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • Jul 10 Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
  • Jul 13 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • Jul 15 Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • Jul 15 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Everett Helm, composer
  • Jul 22 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jul 24 Johnny McAfee, singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 30 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
  • Aug 1 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 7 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 8 Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Aug 9 Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
  • Aug 13 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Aug 13 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • Aug 13 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Aug 20 Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 22 Robert Schollum, composer
  • Aug 23 Bob Crosby, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 23 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Sep 15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • Sep 17 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • Sep 22 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • Sep 28 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 7 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
  • Oct 8 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • Oct 19 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • Oct 20 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • Oct 20 Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
  • Oct 22 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, US dancer/actress (Handle With Care)
  • Oct 24 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • Oct 25 Horace Grant Fletcher, composer
  • Nov 11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • Dec 10 Morton Gould, prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York
  • Dec 12 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)
  • Dec 12 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
  • Dec 12 Stanley Bate, composer
  • Dec 13 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
  • Dec 18 Saburo Takata, composer
  • Dec 23 Hans Henkemans, composer
  • Dec 23 Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
  • Dec 24 Karl Michael Komma, composer
  • Dec 25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 30 Svend Simon Schultz, composer