On This Day

Birthdays in Music in July 1916

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestTiny Grimes

Jul 7 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • Jul 9 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Jul 9 Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Jul 11 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • Jul 23 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Jul 24 Bob Eberly [Robert Eberle], American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), born in Mechanicville, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jul 27 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Jul 29 Charlie Christian, American jazz/swing guitarist, born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942)

About July 1916

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

Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)