Birthdays in Music in 1907

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  • Jan 1 Erich Schmid, composer
  • Jan 2 Salvador Ley, composer
  • Jan 17 Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
  • Jan 18 Janos Ferencsik, conductor (Budapest Opera), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 26 Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 28 Constantin Regamey, composer
  • Feb 1 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • Feb 13 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
  • Feb 15 Jean Langlais, composer
  • Feb 16 Fernando Previtali, Italian composer and conductor (Rome Radio Symphony), born in Adria, Veneto (d. 1985)
  • Feb 17 Alec Wilder, composer (1973 ASCAP award), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 20 Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
  • Feb 27 Mildred Bailey [Rinker], American jazz singer known as "The Queen of Swing" (Rockin' Chair, Please Be Kind), born in Teoka, Washington (d. 1951)
  • Mar 4 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Mar 7 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, composer
  • Mar 9 Henry Leland Clarke, American composer, born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • Mar 10 Robert de Roos, composer
  • Mar 15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Mar 15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Mar 19 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • Mar 19 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 26 Leigh Harline, composer
  • Mar 26 Louis Saguer, composer
  • Mar 28 Herb Hall, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 29 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • Apr 1 Walter Kaufmann, composer
  • Apr 11 William Henry Swinburne, music teacher
  • Apr 18 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American movie composer (Spellbound, A Double Life , Ben-Hur), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 19 Gino Contilli, composer
  • Apr 20 William Dollar, American ballet dancer and choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • Apr 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer
  • Apr 21 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Apr 24 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic (d. 1983)
  • Apr 25 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 29 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

May 22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • May 27 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
  • May 28 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • Jun 3 Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia, composer
  • Jun 4 Marjan Kozina, composer
  • Jun 11 Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
  • Jun 12 Giorgio Nataletti, composer
  • Jun 18 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)

  • Jun 24 Jose de Lima Siquiera, composer
  • Jul 3 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • Jul 4 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
  • Jul 8 Kishio Hirao, composer
  • Jul 18 Yvonne Desportes, composer
  • Jul 19 Gunter Bialas, composer
  • Jul 22 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • Jul 24 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
  • Jul 25 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 26 Gioconda de Vito, violinist
  • Aug 3 Lawrence Brown, US trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
  • Aug 5 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • Aug 8 Benny Carter, American musician and composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 14 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Israeli composer
  • Aug 17 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer
  • Aug 18 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Howard Swanson, composer
  • Aug 18 Otto Mortensen, composer
  • Aug 19 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
  • Aug 20 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
  • Sep 5 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer
  • Sep 9 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • Sep 24 Pierre Moulaert, composer
  • Sep 25 Jan Felderhof, composer
  • Sep 29 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Sep 30 Arnold Elston, composer
  • Oct 1 Oedoen Partos, composer
  • Oct 5 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • Oct 12 Wolfgang Fortner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Oct 14 "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) [or 1899]
  • Oct 14 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Oct 19 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • Oct 27 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Nov 1 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • Nov 3 James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist
  • Nov 3 Joe Turner, US jazz pianist
  • Nov 9 Burrill Phillips, American composer (Play Ball), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)

Person of interestJane Froman

Nov 10 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

Singer Jane Froman
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  • Nov 18 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
  • Nov 19 Christian J H English, [Luc Tournier], Neth/Curacaos painter/composer
  • Nov 22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 30 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • Dec 3 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 8 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Dec 11 Norbert Rosseau, composer
  • Dec 12 Fred Elizalde, composer
  • Dec 12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • Dec 20 Paul Francis Webster, songwriter (d. 1984)
  • Dec 22 Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
  • Dec 25 Cab[ell] Calloway, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 27 Nils-Eric Ringbom, composer
  • Dec 27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), born in Winterswijk, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Dec 28 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
  • Dec 30 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer (Haghezangers)