Birthdays in Music on April 16

  • 1673 Francesco Feroci, Italian composer, born in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, born in Penig, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1800 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1876)
  • 1838 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • 1868 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist and composer (d. 1917)
  • 1871 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Seth Bingham, American composer, born in Bloomfield, New Jersey (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Fasching), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1886 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, born in Preiļi Palace, Latvia (d. 1961)
  • 1886 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, born in Tambovsky District, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Federico Mompou, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1987)
  • 1893 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoérée, Belgian-French composer, born in St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1897 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat Mater), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1901 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1984)

  • 1913 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • 1922 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1924 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1927 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • 1930 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Vince Hill, singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose)
  • 1933 Perry Botkin Jr, US orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1939 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • 1939 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • 1943 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1944 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • 1945 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
  • 1951 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • 1951 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
  • 1951 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • 1953 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • 1961 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer
  • 1962 Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1963 Jimmy Osmond, singer (Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1964 Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)
  • 1965 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 1971 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • 1973 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • 1974 Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)
  • 1974 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
  • 1976 Lukas Haas, American actor and musician (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Marié Digby, American singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1985 Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1987 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • 1987 Neil Haskell, American contemporary dancer (SYTYCD season 3 finalist), born in Clarence Center, New York

Person of interestChance the Rapper

1993 rapper">Chance the Rapper [Chancellor J Bennett], American rapper and record producer (Acid Rap, Coloring Book), born in Chicago, Illinois