Birthdays in Music on September 13

  • 1551 Pandolfo Zallamella, composer
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, composer
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1682 Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Praedieri, composer
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, composer, German composer and cellist (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, composer
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, composer

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1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1882 Henri Potiron, composer
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer
  • 1908 Ray Burns Green, composer
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • 1914 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • 1916 Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jon Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1917 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1918 Ray Charles, orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1922 Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, composer
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, composer
  • 1933 Arif Melikov, composer
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940 Gene Page, arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears - Joy to the World)
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Alain Louvier, composer
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • 1952 Don Was, American singer
  • 1954 Ted Mueller, rock drummer (Axe)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American musician
  • 1956 [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)
  • 1961 KK Null, Japanese musician
  • 1965 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1967 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest)
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Stella Nina McCartney, fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Chinese singer
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1979 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)
  • 1980 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • 1980 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice)
  • 1983 James Bourne, English musician
  • 1993 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction), born in Mullingar County, Ireland