On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1905

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 25 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music", born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1987)

About January 1905

How Old? 114 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)