Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1547 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer
  • 1586 Paul Siefert, German composer and organist, born in Danzig (d. 1666)
  • 1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)
  • 1734 Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer
  • 1806 Napoleon Coste, composer
  • 1831 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1847 Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer
  • 1852 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Edwin Arthur Jones, composer
  • 1874 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • 1879 Sigurd von Koch, composer
  • 1885 Giuseppe Mule, composer
  • 1887 Boleslav Vomacka, composer
  • 1893 Luciano Gallet, composer
  • 1893 Nils Bjorkander, composer
  • 1895 Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
  • 1902 Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • 1904 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer
  • 1906 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
  • 1909 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
  • 1913 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • 1915 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
  • 1928 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Karetnikov, composer
  • 1933 Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer
  • 1936 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • 1945 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1946 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • 1954 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1955 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • 1968 Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1975 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician, Dissection
  • 1977 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician, Mor ve Ötesi
  • 1979 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1981 Michael Crafter, Australian musician
  • 1983 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and singer
  • 1986 Kellie Pickler, American singer
  • 1988 Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer