On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1923

  • Feb 1 Ursula Mamlok (nee Meyer), German-American avant-garde composer, and teacher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Feb 3 Alys Robi, Quebec singer
  • Feb 5 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Feb 6 Maurice Le Roux, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • Feb 7 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, born in London (d. 2011)
  • Feb 10 Cesare Siepi, Italian operatic basso (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-74), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Feb 13 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • Feb 17 Boniface "Buddy" DeFranco, Italian-American jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Feb 19 Donald Lybbert, American composer (Zap; Lines for the Fallen), and educator (Hunter College, 1954-80), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1981)
  • Feb 21 Zvi Zeitlin, Russian-American classical violinist and music professor (Eastman School, 1967-2012), born in in Dubroŭna, Russia (now Belarus) (d. 2012)
  • Feb 22 Norman "Hurricane" Smith, English musician and producer (Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?, Don't Let It Die), born in Edmonton, London (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Feb 24 David Soyer, American cellist
  • Feb 27 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor ('Round Midnight; The Other Side of 'Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • Feb 27 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), born in Červený Kostelec (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and bebop jazz guitarist (Woody Herman's First Herd; George Shearing Quintet; Gil Evans; Tony Bennett), born in New York City (d. 1997)

About February 1923

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Feb 1 - Feb 15), Pig (Feb 16 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)