On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1917

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 5 Reginald Smith Brindle, British composer, born in Cuerden, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jan 5 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, born in Bayreuth, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jan 7 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • Jan 10 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 12 Walter Hendl, American conductor & composer, born in West New York, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Jan 13 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • Jan 17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer, born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • Jan 19 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • Jan 22 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • Jan 29 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)

About January 1917

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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