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TimeLine of Music Composer/Arrangers
who made contributions to the field of Light Music
and Radio & Television Theme composition


1850 - 1879

  • November 6, 1854 - John Phillip Sousa born in Washington, D.C.


1880 - 1889

  • April 29, 1885 - Wallingford Riegger born in Albany, Georgia
  • May 10, 1888 - Maximilian Raoul Walter ("Max") Steiner born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 20, 1889 - Felix Arndt born in New York City, New York


1890 - 1899

  • May 10, 1894 - Dimitri Tiomkine born in The Ukraine
  • May 29, 1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold is born in Bruenn, Czechoslovakia


1900 - 1904

  • August 8, 1900 - Victor Young born in Chicago, Illinois
  • December 23, 1901 - Andre Kostelanetz born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • June 28, 1902 - Richard Rodgers born in New York City, New York
  • 1902 - Ken Warner (Oslow Boyden Waldo Warner) born in London, England


1905 - 1909

  • December 31, 1905 - Jule Styne born in London, England
  • January 31, 1906 - Benjamin Frankel born in London, England
  • April 19, 1907 - Miklos Rozsa born in Budapest, Hungary
  • February 25, 1908 - George Duning born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1908 - Sidney Torch born in London, England
  • April 7, 1908 - Percy Faith born in Toronto, Canada
  • June 29, 1908 - Leroy Anderson born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • September 14, 1908 - Bernard "Bernie" Green (Bernard Greenwald) born in New York City, NY
  • 1908 - Raoul Kraushaar born in France
  • May 1, 1909 - George Melachrino born in London, England
  • August 15, 1909 - Hugo Winterhalter born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


1910 - 1914

  • June 15, 1910 - David Rose born in London, England
  • July 18, 1910 - Louis Busch (aka: Joe "Fingers" Carr) born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • December 4, 1910 - Alex North born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • October 14, 1910 - Dave Kahn born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • August 5 , 1911 - Roger Roger was born in Rouen, France
  • September 20, 1911 - Frank De Vol born in Moundsville, West Virginia
  • March 12, 1912 - Paul Weston born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • August 4, 1912 - David Raksin born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • June 19, 1914 - Leon Klatzkin born in New York City, New York
  • October 21, 1914 - Joseph Mullendore was born in Philadelphia, PA


1915 - 1919

  • June 9, 1915 - Les Paul (Lester Polsfuss) born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • November 6, 1916 - Ray Conniff born in Attleboro, Massachusetts
  • February 2, 1917 - Ronald Hanmer born in Surrey, England
  • July 21, 1917 - Robert Farnon born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1917 - Stanley J. Wilson born in New York City, New York
  • August 3, 1918 - Les Elgart born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • August 25, 1918 - Leonard Bernstein born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • October 11, 1918 - Ray Martin born in Vienna, Austria
  • December 2, 1918 - Milton DeLugg born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 - Bernie Wayne born in the United States
  • Albert Harris born in England


1920 - 1924

  • March 27, 1920 - Richard Hayman born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • April 19, 1921 - Robert Maxwell born in New York City, New York
  • June 1, 1921 - Nelson Smock Riddle born in Oradell, New Jersey
  • March 13, 1922 - Les Baxter born in Mexia, Texas
  • March 20, 1922 - Larry Elgart born in New London, Connecticut
  • April 4, 1922 - Elmer Bernstein born in New York City, New York
  • October 16, 1923 - Bert Kaempfert born in Hamburg, Germany
  • April 16, 1924 - Henry Mancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini) born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • June 20, 1924 - Chet Atkins born in Union County, Tennessee
  • August 22, 1924 - Bob Thompson (Robert Lamar Thompson) born in San Jose, California
  • September 19, 1924 - Ernest Tomlinson born in Lancashire, England
  • Andre Popp born in France


1925 - 1929

  • June 7, 1928 - Charles Strouse born in New York City, New York
  • June 14, 1929 - Cy Coleman born in New York City, New York


1930 - 1935

  • February 8, 1932 - John Towner Williams born in Floral Park, Long Island, New York


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