Birthdays in Music in January 1916

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Jan 3 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • Jan 3 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jan 3 Bernard Greenhouse, US cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • Jan 6 Philip Bezanson, American composer, born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Jan 7 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Jan 9 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 12 Jay McShann, American jazz pianist & bandleader, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 William Pleeth, British cellist, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1999)
  • Jan 17 Joel Herron, American orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Jan 21 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), born in Angers, France (d. 2013)
  • Jan 26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • Jan 28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer

About January 1916

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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