On This Day

Musicians Born in July 1926

  • Jul 1 Hans Werner Henze, German composer, born in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany) (d. 2012)
  • Jul 2 Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Jul 2 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (Little Johnny C), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • Jul 10 Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Jul 11 Rodolfo Arizaga, Argentinian composer and musicologist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, (Lucky:Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer, born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • Jul 14 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
  • Jul 19 Helen Gallagher, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer, dancer and actress (No, No, Nanette; Ryan's Hope), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 21 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Jul 25 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian classical music and film score composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 2014)
  • Jul 28 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)

About July 1926

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

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