On This Day

Musicians Born in November 1931

  • Nov 2 Phil Woods, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tine Turner - A Fool in Love), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 7 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • Nov 12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Nov 16 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 17 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • Nov 21 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2003)
  • Nov 23 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • Nov 23 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, born in Tanuan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • Nov 25 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Nov 27 Juan Guinjoan, Catalan composer and pianist, born in Riudoms, Spain (d. 2019)
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida

About November 1931

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21), Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)