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Birthdays in Music in April 1924

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

Apr 16 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • Apr 18 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), born in Vinton, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • Apr 29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 30 Sheldon Harnick, American lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois

About April 1924

How Old? 95 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)