On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1923

  • Oct 3 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Glynis Johns, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; A Little Night Music - "Send In The Clowns"; The Sundowners), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Oct 9 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, born in Feilding, New Zealand (d. 1998)
  • Oct 10 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), born inn La Crescenta, California (d. 1996)
  • Oct 16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Oct 20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 29 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, born in Wurzen, Saxony, Germany

About October 1923

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

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)