On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1912

  • Feb 2 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • Feb 4 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • Feb 8 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • Feb 16 Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cubop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), born in Havana, Cuba - NB: birth date and location disputed (d. 1984)
  • Feb 19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • Feb 24 Julius Kowalski, composer

About February 1912

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Feb 1 - Feb 17), Rat (Feb 18 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)