On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1903

  • Feb 3 Priaulx Rainier, South African British composer, born in Howick, South Africa (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • Feb 5 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, born in Tabriz, Persia (d. 1981)
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • Feb 8 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Feb 9 Georg Trexler, German composer, choirmaster, and organist (St. Trinitatis, Leipzig, 1930-70), born in Pirna, Germany (d. 1979)
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), born in Pochep, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 1986)
  • Feb 11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • Feb 20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • Feb 21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • Feb 22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)

About February 1903

How Old? 117 or 118 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)