On This Day

Musicians Born on October 1

  • 1644 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1724 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, born in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1735 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1800)
  • 1771 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, born in Passy, Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1808 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • 1820 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1832 Henry Clay Work, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • 1841 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, born in Sin′yava, Galicia (d. 1908)
  • 1865 Paul Dukas, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1881 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Constantin C. Nottara, Romanian composer (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1894 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Oedoen Partos, Hungarian-Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1938-56), composer, and teacher, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)

  • 1908 Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
  • 1911 Irwin Kostal, American orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story: The Sound Of Music; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Johnny Meijer, Dutch accordionist known as the "King of Accordions" (Body & Soul), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Antonio Iglesias Álvares, Spanish pianist, composer, educator and critic, born in Orense, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Héctor Campos Parsi, Puerto Rican classical music composer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Márta Kurtág [née Kinsker], Hungarian classical pianist, born in Esztergom, Hungary (d. 2019)

Person of interestRichard Harris

1930 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1931 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer, film maker and novelist, born in Florence, Italy
  • 1932 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), born in Leona, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru

Person of interestJulie Andrews

1935 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; The Sound Of Music), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1936 Edward Villella, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet), born in Bayside, Queens, New York
  • 1942 Herb Fame, American pop and soul singer (Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone - "Everyday People"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1944 Barbara Parritt, American soul singer (The Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1944 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), born in Bamberg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter (Where Is The Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1947 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England

  • 1947 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)), born in London
  • 1948 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 1948 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949 Hans Pålsson, Swedish concert pianist, and educator ("Dead Masters, Live Music"), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1950 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress,, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951 Brian Greenway, Canadian rock guitarist and vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952 Earl Slick [Frank Madeloni] American rock guitarist (David Bowie; Phantom, Rocker & Slick), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Howard Hewett, American R&B vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1958 Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1958 Martin Cooper, British new wave keyboard player and saxophonist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1964 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1966 Brian Asawa, Japanese-American countertenor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1974 Keith Duffy, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1982 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop-dance singer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • 1985 Ryo Miyamori, Japanese rock singer (Orange Range), born in Koza (now part of Kushimoto), Japan
  • 1986 Sayaka Kanda, Japanese singer and actress, born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer (The Prince Of Tennis), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • 1987 Michaela Coel, English actress, filmmaker and singer (Chewing Gum), born in London, England

Person of interestBrie Larson

1989 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], American actress (Room, Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Actress
Brie Larson