On This Day

April 1923 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 8 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Carmen), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Ann Miller [Johnnie Lucille Collier], American actress, dancer, and singer (On the Town), born in Chireno, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Apr 16 Bennie Green, American swing jazz and soul trombonist (Earl Hines), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Apr 20 Tito Puente, American mambo and Latin jazz bandleader ("Oye Como Va"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, South African singer (Manhattan Brothers) and actor
  • Apr 25 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer ("Born Under A Bad Sign"; "That's What The Blues Is About"), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Apr 25 Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • Apr 28 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 19 Thomas Paine Westendorf, American songwriter ("I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" ), dies at 75