Birthdays in Music in October 1927

About October 1927

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 5 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • Oct 6 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Oct 8 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Oct 8 Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 10 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Lee Konitz, American composer (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 16 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist
  • Oct 21 Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
  • Oct 23 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • Oct 24 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon; (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • Oct 31 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee