1929 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162

  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
  • Aug 12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 28 Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 6 Tsang-houe' Hsu, composer
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, composer
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Lester Schmidt, American composer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, composer
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • Oct 2 Kenneth Leighton, composer
  • Oct 4 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • Oct 14 Alfredo Santos Buenaventura, composer
  • Oct 17 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin
  • Oct 19 Dumitru Capoianu, composer
  • Oct 22 Giorgio Gaslini, composer
  • Oct 24 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • Oct 26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Nov 2 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nov 5 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • Nov 9 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian composer, born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Nov 10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • Nov 11 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 19 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • Nov 20 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • Nov 26 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra)
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician

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Dec 13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Dec 23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • Dec 24 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music