Singers in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 3,751

  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 1924-05-02 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • 1924-05-09 Connie Russell, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
  • 1924-06-07 Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-06-29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1924-07-22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1924-08-20 Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)
  • 1924-08-29 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-09-07 Bridie Gallagher, Donegal, Ireland, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924-09-27 Fred Singer, American scientist
  • 1924-10-21 Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)
  • 1924-11-30 Allan Sherman, parody singer/songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Fardah)
  • 1924-12-14 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-12-24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • 1925-01-13 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1925-01-17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • 1925-02-13 Gene Ames, singer
  • 1925-03-03 Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
  • 1925-04-04 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
  • 1925-06-05 Dorothy Claire, LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1925-06-25 Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
  • 1925-06-25 Ziggy Talent, Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1925-07-02 Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson, American pop and country music singer
  • 1925-08-12 Earl Coleman, singer
  • 1925-08-28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1925-09-03 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1925-09-06 Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man)
  • 1925-09-10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1925-09-13 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1925-09-16 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925-09-17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1925-09-20 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986)
  • 1925-09-26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925-10-12 Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
  • 1925-10-13 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
  • 1925-10-18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • 1925-10-22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], Rahway, New Jersey, singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings, Iguanas), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-11-20 June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1925-12-08 Sammy Davis Jr, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925-12-24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • 1926-01-03 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-26 Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • 1926-02-18 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • 1926-03-03 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1926-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1926-03-23 Martha Wright, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1926-03-30 John Heddle Nash, singer
  • 1926-04-10 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1926-04-22 Bob Flannigan, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • 1926-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer
  • 1926-06-11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • 1926-07-18 Bryan Johnson, singer/actor
  • 1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York
  • 1926-08-08 Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1926-08-12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-14 Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)
  • 1926-08-17 George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-08-29 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in New York, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-09 Jake Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
  • 1926-09-21 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-06 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • 1926-10-19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1926-10-25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1926-11-18 Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1926-12-11 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927-01-10 Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
  • 1927-01-17 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-03 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, country singer
  • 1927-02-27 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927-03-01 Harry Belafonte, Harlem calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-03-01 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • 1927-03-15 Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • 1927-04-19 Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • 1927-04-22 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1927-05-07 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-07 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927-07-27 Guy Carawan, folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927-08-12 Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
  • 1927-08-29 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
  • 1927-10-07 Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather)
  • 1927-10-08 Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,093

  • 1992-10-01 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • 1992-10-04 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • 1992-10-05 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1992-10-25 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1992-11-13 Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • 1992-11-23 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1992-11-29 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992-12-21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • 1993-01-05 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-02-28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993-03-07 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1993-03-08 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
  • 1993-03-12 June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1993-04-04 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
  • 1993-05-08 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • 1993-05-16 Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • 1993-06-09 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • 1993-06-28 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • 1993-06-29 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1993-08-26 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • 1993-09-05 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • 1993-09-09 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1993-10-08 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • 1993-11-07 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1993-12-14 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1994-01-09 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • 1994-01-16 Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1994-01-22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • 1994-01-30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-02-02 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • 1994-02-02 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
  • 1994-02-05 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1994-02-24 Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994-03-03 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1994-03-06 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • 1994-03-06 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • 1994-03-22 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1994-04-04 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-08 Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
  • 1994-04-19 Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-06 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1994-05-11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994-05-15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • 1994-05-15 Ronnie Potsdammer, singer/song/text writer/programmer, dies at 71
  • 1994-05-17 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
  • 1994-06-06 John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80
  • 1994-06-14 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • 1994-07-02 Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
  • 1994-07-08 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • 1994-07-21 Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • 1994-07-21 Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67
  • 1994-07-31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-06 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer (Volare), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-10 Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
  • 1994-08-18 Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88
  • 1994-08-27 Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
  • 1994-09-03 Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
  • 1994-09-08 Edna Manilow, mother of singer Barry Manilow, dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1994-09-22 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-23 Dalton Reed, singer, dies at 42
  • 1994-09-28 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1994-09-29 Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
  • 1994-09-29 John Heddle Nash, singer, dies at 68
  • 1994-10-26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • 1994-11-10 Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-11-16 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994-11-16 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994-11-16 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994-11-22 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • 1994-11-22 Norma Donaldson, US singer/actress (Staying Alive), dies at 68
  • 1994-11-26 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • 1994-12-09 Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
  • 1994-12-14 Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
  • 1994-12-24 Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
  • 1994-12-29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1995-01-01 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • 1995-01-15 Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • 1995-01-19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1995-02-03 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1995-02-17 Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • 1995-02-23 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-02-28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-03-06 Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-03-18 Charles Drain, singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-23 Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
  • 1995-03-23 Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-29 Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
  • 1995-03-31 Selena, Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24
  • 1995-04-10 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • 1995-04-14 Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • 1995-04-23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995-04-25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1995-05-06 Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • 1995-05-08 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • 1995-05-15 Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-05-16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70

Famous Singers