On This Day

Birthdays in Music in June 1923

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 2 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
  • Jun 8 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jun 14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)

Person of interestErroll Garner

Jun 15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jun 16 Ake Hermanson, composer
  • Jun 16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in GrudziÄ…dz (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 29 Chou Wen-Chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China

About June 1923

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)