On This Day

Musicians Born in April 1922

  • Apr 1 Jimmie Lloyd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer ("I Got a Rocket in My Pocket"), born in Panther, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • Apr 1 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Doris 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 (d. 2019)

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, American film music composer (The Magnificent Seven; To Kill A Mockingbird; The Age Of Innocence; Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer ("I Hear You Knockin'"), and actress (My Little Margie; The Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 6 Dorothy Donegan, American boogie-woogie, swing jazz, and classical pianist, and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Peacock, Canadian pianist, ethnomusicologist and composer (Rituals of Earth, Fire and Darkness), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • Apr 7 Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría, Cuban percussionist (Afro Blue), born in Havana (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 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, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Apr 26 Margaret Scott, South African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), born in Johannesburg, Union of South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Apr 26 Paul-André Gaillard, Swiss composer, born in Veytaux, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 29 (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2016)

About April 1922

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)