On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1909

  • Feb 1 George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • Feb 5 Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist & composer, born in Łódź (d. 1969)
  • Feb 6 Israel Citkowitz, American composer (d. 1974)
  • Feb 9 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Feb 9 Harald Genzmer, German composer, born in Blumenthal, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Barry Wood [Louis Rappaport], American pop vocalist (Your Hit Parade; "We Did It Before (And We Can Do It Again)"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 20 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), born in Machagai, Chaco, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • Feb 21 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • Feb 26 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), born in Chestertown, Maryland (d. 1989)
  • Feb 27 Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather, Over the Moon), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2003)

About February 1909

How Old? 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)