Birthdays in Music in 1914

  • Jan 3 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • Jan 6 Arnold Richardson, composer
  • Jan 8 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • Jan 9 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 16 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 22 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • Feb 8 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • Feb 9 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • Feb 9 Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 11 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • Feb 12 Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
  • Feb 13 George Kleinsinger, composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Feb 16 Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
  • Feb 18 Pee Wee King, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • Mar 6 Kirill P Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 7 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • Mar 13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer
  • Mar 14 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • Mar 14 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • Mar 18 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • Mar 21 Paul Tortelier, composer
  • Mar 23 Robert Gross, composer
  • Mar 27 Snooky Lanson, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • Apr 1 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • Apr 15 John Gregory, English ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company), born in Norwich (d. 1996)
  • Apr 26 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
  • Apr 28 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • Apr 30 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 9 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • May 9 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • May 9 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • May 15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • May 17 Guido Masanetz, composer
  • May 22 Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • May 23 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • May 23 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • May 27 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • May 30 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 31 Akira Ifukube, composer
  • Jun 5 Rose Hill, singer/actress (Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark)
  • Jun 9 Hermann Haller, composer
  • Jun 12 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist
  • Jun 12 Bill Kenny, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 19 Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • Jun 20 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • Jun 21 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • Jun 26 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • Jun 29 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • Jun 30 Natko Devcic, composer
  • Jul 2 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 6 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • Jul 7 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • Jul 7 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • Jul 8 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 11 Ahti Sonninen, composer
  • Jul 18 Herbert Collum, composer
  • Jul 19 Josef Palenicek, composer
  • Jul 22 Cecil Effinger, composer
  • Jul 24 Riccardo Malipiero, composer
  • Jul 26 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
  • Jul 26 Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • Jul 28 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • Aug 1 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 2 Felix Leclerc, composer
  • Aug 5 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • Aug 9 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • Aug 12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • Aug 13 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
  • Aug 19 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • Aug 25 Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
  • Aug 28 Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
  • Sep 2 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • Sep 2 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • Sep 5 Gail Kubik, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing)
  • Sep 7 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • Sep 7 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • Sep 10 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • Sep 13 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • Sep 14 Michael Spisak, composer
  • Sep 23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • Sep 24 Andrzej Panufnik, composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 24 Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor
  • Sep 25 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist
  • Sep 28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Albe Vidakovic, composer
  • Oct 2 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • Oct 2 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher
  • Oct 7 Alfred Drake, [Capurro], singer/actor (Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 9 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • Oct 10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Oct 17 Albert Markos, composer
  • Oct 30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • Oct 30 Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
  • Oct 30 Richard E Holz, American composer
  • Nov 1 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • Nov 3 Hallgrimur Helgason, composer
  • Nov 11 Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
  • Nov 14 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • Nov 15 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • Nov 15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • Dec 1 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 2 Eddie Sauter, Bkln, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
  • Dec 3 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], actress and singer (Road to Bali), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 13 George "Tiger" Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv'nor)
  • Dec 14 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Dezider Kardos, composer
  • Dec 29 Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)