On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1905

  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 1991)
  • Feb 10 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, born in La Línea de la Concepción (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 William "Chick" Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (introduced Ella Fitzgerald), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1939)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 17 Orville "Hoppy" Jones, American bass singer and cellist (The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"), born in Chicago, Illinois (1944)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, Greek conductor and composer, born in Sparta, Greece (d. 1987)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • Feb 26 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)

About February 1905

How Old? 115 or 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Feb 1 - Feb 3), Snake (Feb 4 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)