On This Day

Musicians Born in 1901

  • Jan 2 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • Jan 10 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Jan 17 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • Jan 26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967)
  • Jan 31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Mar 17 Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, born in Oweczacze (now Druzhne), Ukraine (d. 1990)
  • Mar 27 Albert Henneberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, born in Uman, Russia (now Ukraine) (d. 1966)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, born in Kyrenia, Cyprus (d. 1970)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)

  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Julián Bautista, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1961)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • May 1 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • May 5 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • May 7 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, born in Vilvoorde, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • May 12 Hyam Greenbaum, English composer and conductor of the 1st TV orchestra (d. 1942)
  • May 17 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), born in Donauwörth, Germany (d. 1983)
  • May 18 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 1968)
  • May 18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, composer (La Chotte), born in Bordeaux, France
  • May 19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • May 21 Horace Heidt, Alameda California, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
  • May 21 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • May 23 Edmund Rubbra, English composer (Morning Watch), born in Northampton, England
  • May 25 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, born in Beograd (d. 1964)
  • May 31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jun 16 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, American composer (Revelations in the Courthouse Park; Delusion Of The Fury), born in Oakland, California (d. 1974)

  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Jun 26 William Busch, British composer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • Jun 29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • Jun 29 Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jul 28 Rudy Vallee, American singer and one of the earliest crooners (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time), born in Island Pond, Vermont (d. 1986)
  • Jul 28 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1992)

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly; What A Wonderful World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1972)
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, American composer, born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1971)
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Sep 3 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician and conductor, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • Sep 5 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 20 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, born in Dannemarie, France (d. 1944)
  • Oct 3 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 "Hiroshima"), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • Oct 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, born in Bogodukhov, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Oct 20 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 14 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer
  • Dec 1 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • Dec 2 Staf Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Dec 5 Hanns Jelinek, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • Dec 19 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, born in Razgrad, Bulgaria (d. 1953)
  • Dec 22 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Dec 26 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, British composer (Carol Symphony), born in Cape Town, Cape Colony (d. 1947)

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

Dec 27 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

About 1901

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