Birthdays in Music on April 9

  • 1611 Giacomo Maria Predieri, composer
  • 1627 Johann Kaspar Kerll, composer
  • 1716 Johann Georg Zechner, composer
  • 1717 Georg Matthias Monn, composer
  • 1754 Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer
  • 1757 Wojciech Boguslawski, composer
  • 1798 Giuditta Pasta, [Negri], soprano
  • 1847 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer
  • 1847 Francis William Davenport, composer
  • 1850 Herman Zumpe, composer
  • 1854 Seaborn M Denson, composer
  • 1871 Arthur Fickenscher, composer
  • 1874 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet)
  • 1883 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, born in Como (d. 1965)
  • 1884 Franco Vittadini, composer
  • 1888 Florence Smith Price, US composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932)
  • 1889 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist
  • 1894 Ernest Kanitz, composer
  • 1895 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • 1895 Rudolf Kattnigg, composer
  • 1898 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • 1898 Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1902 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • 1904 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Antal Dorati, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1908 Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer
  • 1909 Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • 1918 Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • 1920 Art Van Damme, Norway Mich, jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz)
  • 1923 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, born in Baden Baden (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Harald Heilmann, composer
  • 1928 Tom Lehrer, parody/folk singer (That Was The Week That Was)
  • 1929 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1932 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Aulis Sallinen, composer
  • 1936 Jerzy Maksymiuk, composer
  • 1941 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1943 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1946 Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
  • 1949 Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949 Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
  • 1952 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim
  • 1953 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1957 Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer
  • 1959 Dave Innis, Bartlesville Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1961 Mark Kelly, keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964 Soyo Oka, Japanese musician
  • 1977 Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter (My Chemical Romance), born in Summit, New Jersey
  • 1978 Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)
  • 1978 Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer
  • 1979 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • 1980 Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • 1984 Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1985 Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese singer News
  • 1986 Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • 1987 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer