On This Day

Birthdays in Music in January 1924

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, American musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), born in Cleveland County, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer, born in Harbin, China (d. 2010)
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, Austrian-born American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • Jan 10 Maxwell Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • Jan 11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician (I'm a King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back), born in Lobdell, Louisiana (d. 1970)
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, born in Houilles, France
  • Jan 22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, composer
  • Jan 24 Klaus George Roy, composer
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, American composer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy

About January 1924

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

Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)