On This Day

Musicians Born in June 1923

  • Jun 2 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 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 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, born in Mollösund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • 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 (d. 2019)

About June 1923

How Old? 97 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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