Birthdays in Music in 1919

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  • Jan 1 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • Jan 16 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • Jan 18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, composer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jan 20 Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • Jan 20 Stepan Lucky, composer
  • Jan 24 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Robert Suter, composer
  • Feb 2 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • Feb 8 Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Feb 13 Joan Edwards, American vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Feb 22 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • Feb 26 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • Feb 27 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • Mar 2 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • Mar 8 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • Mar 10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
  • Mar 14 Luther Henderson Jr, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 16 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica

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Mar 17 Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
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  • Mar 28 Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)
  • Apr 2 Ian Hunter, British impresario of classical music, born in Hadley Wood, Middlesex (d. 2003)
  • Apr 4 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • Apr 6 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • Apr 7 Ralph Flanagan, orchestra leader (Let's Dance), born in Loraine, Ohio
  • Apr 12 Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 12 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Apr 17 Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • Apr 21 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 23 Talivaldis Kenins, composer
  • Apr 23 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1990)
  • Apr 25 Heinz Wunderlich, composer
  • May 2 Than Wyenn, American actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • May 4 Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • May 4 Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • May 8 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
  • May 10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)

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May 16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
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Liberace
  • May 17 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • May 23 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • May 31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • May 31 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
  • Jun 1 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • Jun 5 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • Jun 17 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • Jul 10 Rusty Gill, singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Jul 31 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • Aug 30 Kitty Wells, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Sep 2 Gideon William Waldrop, composer
  • Sep 2 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 David Johan Kvandal, composer
  • Sep 10 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • Sep 14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • Sep 16 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Milan Harasta, composer
  • Sep 19 Blanche Thebom, Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida)
  • Sep 22 Jack Russell, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Sep 24 Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
  • Sep 30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 Walter Gieseler, composer
  • Oct 9 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Art Blakey, drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 12 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • Oct 18 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 18 Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), born in Aledo, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • Nov 16 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 20 John McCarthy, composer
  • Nov 23 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • Nov 27 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • Nov 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, opera singer
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer
  • Dec 8 Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg, composer
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Inocenti Carreno, composer
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)