On This Day

January 1945 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 13 Sergei Prokofiev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Jan 15 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • Jan 27 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Stephen Stills, American songwriter and guitarist (Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 4 Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • Jan 7 Dave Cousins [David Joseph Hindson], English singer-songwriter (Strawbs), born in Hounslow, England

Person of interestRod Stewart

Jan 10 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
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Rod Stewart
  • Jan 12 Maggie Bell, Scottish rock vocalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 14 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer & administrator, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 William Hart, American singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter, born in Gwalior, India
  • Jan 19 Charles Amirkhanian, American composer, born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 20 Eric Stewart, English singer-songwriter & musician (10cc-I'm Not in Love), born in Droylsden, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Chris Britton, English rock guitarist (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine), born in Hertfordshire
  • Jan 26 Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist, born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 1987)
  • Jan 28 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • Jan 28 Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • Jan 30 Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria
  • Jan 31 Noah Creshevsky, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, dies at the front during WWII at 33
  • Jan 3 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, murdered in the Holocaust at 43
  • Jan 22 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
  • Jan 30 William Busch, British composer, dies at 43