Birthdays in Music in January 1917

  • Jan 2 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 5 Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
  • Jan 5 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • Jan 7 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • Jan 10 Jerry Wexler, music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan)
  • Jan 12 Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
  • Jan 13 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • Jan 17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • Jan 17 Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
  • Jan 19 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
  • Jan 19 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • Jan 22 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • Jan 29 John Raitt, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jan 31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)