On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1922

  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), born in Born, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1983)
  • Jan 7 Jean-Pierre Rampal, French classical flautist (The Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano), born in Marseilles, France (d. 2000)
  • 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 10 Ester Mägi, Estonian composer 'First Lady of Estonian music', born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2021)
  • Jan 15 Thelma Carpenter, American radio and jazz band singer (Coleman Hawkins; Count Basie), and stage and screen actress (Barefoot In The Park), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian pop singer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2008)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Arnold, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony [Antonini], American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show; "Peter Gunn Theme"), born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
  • 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, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)

About January 1922

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Jan 27), Dog (Jan 28 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)