On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1901

  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Feb 15 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, born in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia (d. 1968) [some research gives birth year as 1896]
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, American saxophonist and bandleader, known as the Waltz King ("The Waltz You Saved for Me"), born in Savannah Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Feb 20 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • Feb 20 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer

About February 1901

How Old? 120 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 1 - Feb 18), Ox (Feb 19 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)