Musicians Born 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 organist and composer (Six Pieces for Organ), born in Bloomfield, New Jersey (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Alexandre Stellio [Fructueux], Martinican biguine clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, born in Anses d'Arlet, Martinique (d. 1939)
  • 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, Catalan composer (Música Callada -'The Voice of Silence'), born in Barcelona, Spain (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)
  • 1897 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree),, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Ray Ventura, French jazz pianist and big band leader ("Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise"), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Alton Purnell, American Dixieland jazz pianist, and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (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, English opera singer, born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Bennie Green, American swing jazz and soul trombonist (Earl Hines), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)

Henry ManciniHenry Mancini (1924-1994)

American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1927 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Walt Dickerson, American jazz vibraphone player, and composer ("To My Queen"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008) [1]
  • 1929 Ed Townsend, American doo-wop singer, songwriter, and producer ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)
  • 1930 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist ("Hijack"; Push Push; Memphis Underground), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1931 John Littlejohn [Funchess], American electric blues slide guitarist ("So-Called Friends"), born in Lake, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Vince Hill, English pop singer ("Roses of Picardy"; "La Vie en Rose"), born in Holbrooks, Coventry, England
  • 1933 Perry Botkin Jr, American arranger, composer ("Nadia's Theme"), and producer (Incredible Bongo Band), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1934 Robert Stigwood, Australian-British music entrepreneur (RSO Records), stage (Jesus Christ Superstar) and film (Saturday Night Fever; Grease; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) producer, born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Bobby Vinton, American pop singer, known as "The Polish Prince" ("Roses Are Red (My Love)"; "Blue Velvet"; "My Melody Of Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Dusty Springfield [Mary O'Brien], British pop vocalist ("I Only Want To Be With You"; "Son Of A Preacher Man"), born in West Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • 1939 John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, born in Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1943 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1944 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1944 Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -"Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Pēteris Vasks, Latvian contemporary classical composer, and double bassist (Distant Light; The Fruit Of Silence), born in Aizpute, Latvia
  • 1947 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle With You"; solo -"Baker Street"), born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • 1947 Lee Kerslake, British drummer (Uriah Heep; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2009)
  • 1951 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer, born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • 1951 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • 1951 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • 1961 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer, born in Split, Croatia
  • 1962 Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (Donnie & Marie), born in Canoga Park, California
  • 1964 Dave Pirner, American rocker (Soul Asylum), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1964 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (Seven Days Of Falling), born in Skultuna, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1965 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 1967 Junko Onishi, Japanese post-bop jazz pianist (Fragile; Tea Times), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor, born in Burnage, Lancashire
  • 1971 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1973 Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Nantan, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1974 Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1974 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China
  • 1975 Joanna Ławrynowicz, Polish classical pianist, born in Warsaw, Poland [1]
  • 1976 Kelli O'Hara, American stage actress and singer (The King and I), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • 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 Neil Haskell, American contemporary dancer (SYTYCD season 3 finalist), born in Clarence Center, New York
  • 1991 Jazzmeia Horn, American jazz singer-songwriter (A Social Call), born in Dallas, Texas

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper (29 years old)

1993 American rapper and record producer (Acid Rap; Coloring Book), born in Chicago, Illinois