FEBRUARY 21 Birthdays in Music

  • 1556 Sethus Calvisius, composer
  • 1674 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • 1690 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer
  • 1776 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
  • 1795 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer
  • 1801 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
  • 1814 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
  • 1821 Charles Scribner, US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • 1831 Eduard Rappoldi, composer
  • 1836 Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer
  • 1836 Emil Hartmann, composer
  • 1844 Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
  • 1861 Pierre Breville, composer
  • 1867 Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
  • 1878 Fritz Cortolezis, composer
  • 1893 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1902 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • 1903 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1904 Armand Preud’homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • 1909 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1912 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1922 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923 Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)
  • 1927 Pierre Mercure, composer
  • 1933 Nina Simone, [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, vocalist/pianist (Porgy)
  • 1939 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • 1939 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • 1943 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist