Birthdays in Music on September 17

  • 1605 Francesco Sacrati, composer
  • 1711 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer
  • 1748 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • 1767 Henri-Montan Berton, composer
  • 1795 Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
  • 1814 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
  • 1821 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
  • 1849 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
  • 1854 Hans Muller, music historian
  • 1859 Richard Henry Warren, composer
  • 1875 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
  • 1877 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
  • 1883 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • 1884 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
  • 1885 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer
  • 1892 Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
  • 1905 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
  • 1908 Franz J A Grothe, German composer
  • 1913 Jorgen Jersild, composer
  • 1917 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)

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1923 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Bill Black, band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1926 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1939 Lamonte McLemore, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1950 Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1952 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1954 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1961 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X)
  • 1963 Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • 1965 Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
  • 1965 Bryan Singer, American director
  • 1968 Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian)
  • 1968 Anastacia, American singer
  • 1969 Keith Flint, singer/musician (Prodigy)
  • 1974 Mirah, American musician
  • 1975 Constantine Maroulis, American singer
  • 1979 Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1981 Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
  • 1983 Jennifer Peña, American singer
  • 1985 Jon Walker, American musician (Panic at the Disco)