On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1906

  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 7 Herbert Magidson, American lyricist, winner of first Academy Award for Best Original Song ("The Continental"; "Gone With The Wind"; "The Masquerade Is Over"), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind), born in Murvaul, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)

About January 1906

How Old? 114 or 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Horse (Jan 25 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)