On This Day

Birthdays in Music in January 1921

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 7 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Seymour Barab, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Jan 12 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • Jan 14 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 21 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo (d. 2000)
  • Jan 22 Andre Hodeir, composer
  • Jan 25 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Frantisek Chaun, composer
  • Jan 26 Johannes Driessler, composer
  • Jan 30 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • Jan 31 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

About January 1921

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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