Birthdays in Music on April 16

  • 1673 Francesco Feroci, composer
  • 1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
  • 1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
  • 1800 Jozef Stefani, composer
  • 1838 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • 1868 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
  • 1871 Martin Lunssens, composer
  • 1882 Seth Bingham, composer
  • 1885 Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
  • 1886 Jekabs Graubins, composer
  • 1886 Konstantin Mostras, composer
  • 1893 Federico Mompou, composer
  • 1893 Joseph Yasser, composer
  • 1897 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer
  • 1897 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater)
  • 1901 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • 1913 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • 1922 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • 1930 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • 1930 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Vince Hill, singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose)
  • 1933 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1939 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • 1939 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • 1940 Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer
  • 1943 Dave Peverett, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England
  • 1944 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • 1945 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
  • 1951 John Bentley, English rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1951 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
  • 1951 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • 1961 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer
  • 1962 Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1963 Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)
  • 1964 Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)
  • 1965 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 1971 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • 1973 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • 1974 Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)
  • 1974 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
  • 1976 Lukas Haas, actor (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Marié Digby, American Singer
  • 1985 Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer
  • 1987 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York