Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1557 Girolamo Trombeti, composer
  • 1604 Ambrosius Reiner, composer
  • 1637 Barnardo Pasquini, composer
  • 1648 Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer
  • 1772 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer
  • 1835 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist
  • 1840 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
  • 1857 Nicola van Westerhout, composer
  • 1863 John Ebenezer West, composer
  • 1863 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer/fascist (Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • 1876 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)
  • 1879 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite)
  • 1887 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1889 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer
  • 1896 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer
  • 1904 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)
  • 1906 George Richard James, saxophonist
  • 1910 Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader
  • 1910 Richard Franko Goldman, composer
  • 1910 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
  • 1912 Daniel Jones, composer
  • 1918 Jorunn Vidar, composer
  • 1921 Arne Dorumsgaard, composer
  • 1926 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
  • 1927 Vlastimir Pericic, composer
  • 1927 Helen Watts, British contralto
  • 1928 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
  • 1930 Richard Felciano, composer
  • 1935 Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
  • 1942 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Jonathan D Kramer, composer
  • 1944 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
  • 1945 Marion Rung, Finnish singer
  • 1948 Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948 Mads Vinding, Danish bassist
  • 1949 Tom Waits, California, rocker/song writer (Blue Valentine)
  • 1951 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist/keyboardist (Good Cause)
  • 1954 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1960 Craig Scanlon, English guitarist (The Fall)
  • 1961 Lisa Fischer, American R&B singer
  • 1963 Barbara Weathers, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1964 Duncan Miller, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • 1974 Nicole Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • 1977 Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse)
  • 1978 Frankie J, Mexican-born American singer
  • 1979 Sara Bareilles, American singer
  • 1987 Aaron Carter, American singer and actor