On This Day

Musicians Born in July 1925

  • Jul 2 Marvin Rainwater, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)

Person of interestBill Haley

Jul 6 Bill Haley, American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Jul 9 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • Jul 12 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • Jul 14 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • Jul 16 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • Jul 21 Lovro Zupanovic, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 25 William "Benny" Benjamin, American session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1969) [1]
  • Jul 28 Larry Pruden, New Zealand composer, born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • Jul 29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Raven; Zorba the Greek; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece
  • Jul 30 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)

About July 1925

How Old? 95 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)