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Birthdays in Music in October 1919

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Walter Gieseler, German composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Oct 9 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Art Blakey, American drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Oct 12 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • Oct 18 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), American jazz singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 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)

About October 1919

How Old? 100 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)