On This Day

Birthdays in Music in October 1917

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 2 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Oct 4 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • Oct 8 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • Oct 10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • Oct 11 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, born in Wiesentheid, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Oct 21 [John Birks]"Dizzy" Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, a creator of bebop & modern jazz (A Night In Tunisia), born in Cheraw, South Carolina; (d. 1993)
  • Oct 31 Erik Routley, English Congregational minister, composer and musicologist, born in England (d. 1982)

About October 1917

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)