Birthdays in Music on September 15

  • 1572 Erasmus Widmann, composer
  • 1586 Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer
  • 1685 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer
  • 1690 Ignazio Prota, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1748)
  • 1744 Georg Ritschel, composer
  • 1764 Friedrich Heine, composer
  • 1764 Paolo Francesco Parenti, composer
  • 1808 Louis Clapisson, composer
  • 1811 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer
  • 1816 Edward Wolff, composer
  • 1837 Leo van Gheluwe, composer
  • 1851 Josif Marinkovic, composer
  • 1858 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1863 Horatio William Parker, composer
  • 1876 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1884 Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer
  • 1890 Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
  • 1903 Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)
  • 1906 Kathryn Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1909 Carlos Estrada, composer
  • 1911 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1912 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • 1913 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1917 Richard Arnell, composer
  • 1921 Jan Frank Fischer, composer
  • 1923 Anton Heiller, composer
  • 1924 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1928 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1933 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1942 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945 Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)
  • 1952 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1953 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1956 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • 1956 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • 1956 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • 1958 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1964 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1969 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • 1972 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • 1974 Jamie Stevens, German singer
  • 1976 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1977 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1980 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer
  • 1989 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician