Today in Music Director History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1883-11-06 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, born in Barnstaple, Devon (d. 1945)
  • 1909-02-21 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1911-08-23 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • 1922-07-07 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1950-12-06 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer and music director, born in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
  • 1960-08-13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • 1945-04-24 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
  • 1975-07-14 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • 1979-06-17 Lou Frizzell, American actor and music director (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 59
  • 1994-12-10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-12-31 Omus Hirshbein, classical music impresario and music director, dies at 77
  • 2014-06-18 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85