Birthdays in Music on October 19

  • 1545 Giovanale Ancina, composer
  • 1652 Louis Le Quointe, composer
  • 1684 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer
  • 1690 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer
  • 1824 Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • 1828 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
  • 1866 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • 1889 Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)
  • 1892 Ilmari Hannikainen, composer
  • 1900 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
  • 1900 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Vittorio Giannini, composer
  • 1907 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer
  • 1908 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
  • 1911 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
  • 1916 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1926 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1929 Dumitru Capoianu, composer
  • 1931 Laszlo Kalmar, composer
  • 1934 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • 1943 Robert Morris, composer
  • 1943 Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • 1944 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • 1944 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • 1945 Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • 1947 Wilbert Hart, US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
  • 1948 Chester Biscardi, composer
  • 1948 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • 1952 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1955 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1957 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • 1958 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • 1958 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
  • 1960 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • 1960 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
  • 1965 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1967 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
  • 1968 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Pras, American musician
  • 1978 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978 Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician
  • 1979 Brian Robertson, American trombonist