On This Day

Birthdays in Music in October 1908

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Herman David Koppel, composer
  • Oct 8 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • Oct 9 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • Oct 10 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Oct 11 Armen Carapetyan, Americn musicologist and composer, born in Isfahan, Iran (d. 1992)
  • Oct 19 Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer
  • Oct 19 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
  • Oct 20 Stuart Hamblen, American singer and composer (This Ole House), born in Kellyville, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Oct 21 Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)
  • Oct 21 Howard Ferguson, composer
  • Oct 30 Franco Margola, Italian composer, born in Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1992)

About October 1908

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

Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)