On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1910

  • Jan 5 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 9 Dick Henry Jurgen, American swing music bandleader, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 9 Henriette Puig-Roget, pianist, organist (Oratory of the Louvre, 1935-79), composer, vocal coach, and music educator (Conservatoire de Paris, 1957-79; Tokyo University of the Arts, 1979-), born in Bastia, Corsica (d. 1992)
  • Jan 10 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 14 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jan 17 Sidney “Big Sid” Catlett, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1951)
  • Jan 20 Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, born in Cagliari, Italy (d. 1959)
  • Jan 20 Nina Verchinina, Russian-Brazilian dancer & choreographer, born in Russia (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)

Django Reinhardt

Jan 23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • Jan 25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • Jan 26 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) (d. 1995)

About January 1910

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)