Birthdays in Music on September 28

  • 1679 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, born in Kamnik (d. 1742)
  • 1681 Johann Mattheson, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1705 Johann Peter Kellner, composer
  • 1748 Johann Michael Demmler, composer
  • 1813 Anton Wallerstein, composer
  • 1844 Michael Hertz, composer
  • 1881 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • 1889 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1889 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
  • 1895 Dave Franklin, American composer (Hop-a-long Cassidy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Marin Goleminov, composer
  • 1913 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1917 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1921 Ilhan Usmanbas, composer
  • 1928 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • 1928 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
  • 1930 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • 1931 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist
  • 1932 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1937 Edward Applebaum, composer
  • 1938 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1942 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1946 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • 1947 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer/harmonicaist (Family)
  • 1950 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • 1950 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1953 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • 1954 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • 1958 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • 1959 Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1960 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • 1962 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • 1965 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1967 Moon Unit Zappa, rocker (Valley Girl), Frank's daughter
  • 1968 Bess Singh, [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • 1971 Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • 1973 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1975 Mandy Barnett, country singer (Maybe, Rainy Days)
  • 1977 Young Jeezy, American Rapper
  • 1978 Bushido, German rapper
  • 1981 Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1982 Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
  • 1984 Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer

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1987 Hilary Duff, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire), born in Houston, Texas

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
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  • 1988 Esmée Denters, Dutch singer