Birthdays in Music in 1922

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
  • Jan 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 8 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • Jan 21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • Feb 1 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Feb 9 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • Feb 14 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)

  • Feb 17 Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
  • Feb 19 Josef Matej, Czech composer, born in Brusperk (d. 1992)
  • Feb 21 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Andre Asriel, composer
  • Feb 22 Felix Werder, composer
  • Feb 25 Matti Rautio, composer
  • Feb 27 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • Mar 2 Mario Zafred, composer
  • Mar 2 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • Mar 4 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Mar 11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • Mar 12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • Mar 14 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Mar 20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • Mar 28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • Mar 30 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • Mar 31 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

Person of interestDoris Day

Apr 3 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)

  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • Apr 7 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • Apr 14 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • May 3 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • May 5 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • May 5 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 7 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), born in Kirkman, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • May 13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • May 18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • May 24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • Jun 3 Ivan Patachich, composer
  • Jun 4 Irwin Bazelon, composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Groenrivier, Malmesbury (d. 2011)

Person of interestJudy Garland

Jun 10 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Jun 11 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • Jun 12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • Jun 15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Jun 17 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
  • Jun 17 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jun 26 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • Jul 2 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
  • Jul 6 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • Jul 7 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • Jul 14 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • Jul 24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • Aug 1 Maria Cole [née Hawkins], American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Aug 15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Aug 16 Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman, American musician, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • Aug 25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Aug 26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • Aug 29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • Sep 7 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • Sep 9 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
  • Sep 12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 20 Frank Comstock, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • Sep 20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • Sep 21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • Sep 24 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 27 James Wilson, composer
  • Oct 1 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • Oct 2 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • Oct 3 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • Oct 7 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • Oct 8 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)

  • Oct 9 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 18 Camillo Togni, composer
  • Oct 28 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • Oct 29 Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
  • Oct 31 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)
  • Nov 4 Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer
  • Nov 6 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 14 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • Nov 15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • Nov 22 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)
  • Nov 25 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • Nov 30 Robert Evett, composer
  • Dec 8 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky
  • Dec 10 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Dec 11 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 16 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • Dec 17 Hubert H A Beckers, Curacaoan opera singer