Birthdays in Music on March 23

  • 1599 Thomas Selle, German baroque composer, born in Z√∂rbig (d. 1663)
  • 1749 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
  • 1750 Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
  • 1795 Leopold Jansa, composer
  • 1811 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
  • 1811 Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
  • 1826 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • 1834 Julius Reubke, composer
  • 1837 Joseph Wieniawski, composer
  • 1844 Eugene Gigout, composer
  • 1864 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer
  • 1878 Franz Schrecker, Austrian composer (Der ferne Klang, Der Schatzgr√§ber)
  • 1884 Glauco Velasquez, composer
  • 1887 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
  • 1891 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
  • 1895 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • 1899 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • 1905 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • 1906 George Posford, composer
  • 1910 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
  • 1914 Robert Gross, composer
  • 1917 Johnny Guarnieri, American jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • 1920 Geoffrey Bush, composer
  • 1926 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • 1929 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
  • 1933 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1934 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • 1939 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • 1939 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
  • 1940 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1944 Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
  • 1945 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1948 David Olney, American musician
  • 1949 Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
  • 1953 Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
  • 1958 El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
  • 1959 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
  • 1965 Marti Pellow, Scottish musician (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love is All Around"), born in Glasgow
  • 1968 Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz), born in London
  • 1995 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian Pianist