On This Day

Birthdays in Music in July 1908

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Peter Anders, German opera singer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Jul 6 LĂ©once Grass, Flemish singer and conductor, born in Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)

Person of interestLouis Jordan

Jul 8 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Jul 10 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • Jul 12 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, born Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Petzold, composer
  • Jul 20 Gunnar de Frumerie, composer
  • Jul 25 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, born in Tirukkodikaval, Thanjavur District, India (d. 2003)

About July 1908

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)