Birthdays in Music in 1928

  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 9 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Wallace Berry, composer
  • Jan 12 Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist (C C Rider), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • Feb 11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Feb 17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • Feb 26 Aldonis Kalnins, composer
  • Feb 26 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • Feb 26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • Feb 29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Samuel Adler, composer
  • Mar 6 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • Mar 8 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
  • Mar 8 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Mar 10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 15 Nicolas Flagello, composer
  • Mar 16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 16 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • Mar 17 Edino Krieger, composer
  • Mar 21 Evelyn Ruth Anderson, composer
  • Mar 24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • Mar 26 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • Mar 28 Jose Luis de Delas, composer
  • Mar 29 Vaclav Felix, composer
  • Mar 30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Mar 30 Diether de la Motte, composer
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 4 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • Apr 5 David Farquhar Andress, composer
  • Apr 5 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • Apr 6 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Apr 8 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • Apr 8 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • Apr 9 Tom Lehrer, American musician, satirist and mathematician (That Was The Week That Was), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • Apr 19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 24 Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • Apr 29 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
  • May 3 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • May 8 William Jay Sydeman, composer
  • May 9 Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
  • May 12 Burt Bacharach, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 12 Henry Cosby, African-American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • May 22 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
  • May 23 Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
  • May 23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • May 25 Frigyes Hidas, composer
  • May 27 Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer (Mary Queen of Scots, Pontalba), born in Barnton, Edinburgh
  • May 30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • May 31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 7 Charles Louis Strouse, composer
  • Jun 8 Jiri Dvoracek, composer
  • Jun 12 Richard Sherman, composer/lyricist (Mary Poppins)
  • Jun 12 Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], singer (Street Where You Live), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • Jun 20 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • Jun 20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • Jun 21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 William Joseph Russo, composer
  • Jun 25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Volker Wangenheim, composer
  • Jul 4 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
  • Jul 4 Lloyd Lambert, bassist
  • Jul 8 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 11 Robert Washburn, composer
  • Jul 12 Barbara Cowsills, singer and mother of The Cowsills (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • Jul 13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • Jul 14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • Jul 14 Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)
  • Jul 16 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • Jul 16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
  • Jul 17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • Jul 20 Peter Ind, jazz musician
  • Jul 22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • Jul 22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 26 Hans Haselbock, composer
  • Jul 26 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
  • Jul 27 Sakari Mononen, composer
  • Jul 28 Adrian Ratiu, composer
  • Jul 29 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
  • Aug 7 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • Aug 17 Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer
  • Aug 21 Zdenek Lukas, composer
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • Aug 23 Gerd Natschinski, composer
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer
  • Aug 28 James Wild, music teacher
  • Aug 29 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • Aug 30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • Sep 6 Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 15 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 18 Adam Walacinski, composer
  • Sep 23 Robert Helps, composer
  • Sep 27 Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
  • Sep 28 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • Sep 28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Oct 3 Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (National Ballet of Canada)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • Oct 9 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • Oct 14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 17 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • Oct 22 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Tanev, composer
  • Oct 23 Patrick Peter Sacco, composer
  • Nov 6 Peter Matz, orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnette Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Ennio Morricone, composer/musician, born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 11 Arthur Cunningham, composer
  • Nov 11 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • Nov 15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • Nov 18 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
  • Nov 23 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj
  • Nov 23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • Nov 25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • Dec 6 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
  • Dec 12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • Dec 15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • Dec 19 Galt MacDermot, composer (Letting Down My Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 19 Michael Hurd, composer
  • Dec 20 Charles Donald Adams, singer
  • Dec 21 Thomas Rajna, composer
  • Dec 23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • Dec 23 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
  • Dec 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • Dec 30 Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
  • Dec 31 Ross Barbour, singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana