On This Day

Birthdays in Music in February 1926

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 11 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 13 Barney Childs, composer
  • Feb 17 Friedrich Cerha, composer
  • Feb 17 Lee Hoiby, composer (1957 Arts & Letters), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 19 Gyorgy Kurtag, Hungarian composer (Stele), born in Lugoj, Romania
  • Feb 20 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2018)
  • Feb 23 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • Feb 26 Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • Feb 28 Seymour Shifrin, American composer (Satires of Circumstance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 28 Stanley Glasser, composer

About February 1926

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Feb 1 - Feb 12), Tiger (Feb 13 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)