On This Day

Birthdays in Music in January 1928

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 9 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Wallace Berry, Canadian-American composer (d. 1991)
  • Jan 12 Ruth Brown, American actress & singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, American dancer & choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer, born in Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 20 Robert Satanowski, Polish opera conductor and general, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist (C C Rider), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)

About January 1928

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Dragon (Jan 23 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)