On This Day

July 1928 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • Jul 4 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jul 8 Norma Donaldson, American stage and screen singer and actress (Across 110th Street; Poetic Justice; The Young And The Restless), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 9 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jul 12 Barbara Cowsill, American singer and rock band mother (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • Jul 13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz and session bassist (Shelly Manne; Teddy Edwards; Les McCann), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 Al Rex [Piccirilli], American rock upright bass player (Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jul 14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • Jul 15 Joseph Arthurlin "Joe" Harriott, Jamaican-British be-bop and free-form jazz alto saxophonist (Abstract), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1973)
  • Jul 16 Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Jul 16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • Jul 17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist and composer ("Cast Your Fate to the Wind"; Peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • Jul 17 Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), born in Springfield, Massachussets (d. 2011)
  • Jul 20 Peter Ind, British jazz double bassist, born in Middlesex, England
  • Jul 22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • Jul 22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony, 1970-82), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jul 26 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • Jul 26 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Four Essays; Psychodrama; Voices From Afar), co-founder of Warsaw Autumn festival, and educator, born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Jul 27 Sakari Mononen, Finnish composer, born in Korpiselkä, Finland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 28 Adrian Ratiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2005)
  • Jul 29 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, Georgian composer, born in Sighnaghi, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Jul 29 Konstantin Orbelyan, Armenian pianist, jazz and classical composer, and orchestra leader (State Estrada (Pops) Orchestra), born in Armavir, Armenia (d. 2014)