Birthdays in Music on August 13

  • 1655 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1707)
  • 1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer (d. 1746)
  • 1704 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1793)
  • 1717 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1721 Francis Hutcheson, Irish composer, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • 1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, Flemish composer, born in Brussels (d. 1830)
  • 1817 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia (d. 1886)
  • 1826 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1851 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1938)
  • 1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1942)
  • 1879 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, Russian composer, born in Kurgan, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1896 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)

  • 1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer, born in Irun, Spain (d. 1970)
  • 1919 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Leifur Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Dave "Baby" Cortez [Clowney], American pop keyboardist (The Happy Organ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1944 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1948 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • 1948 Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1948 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1951 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1952 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Feargal Sharkey, Irish rocker (The Undertones), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1960 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1963 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1964 Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1965 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • 1984 Baby Blue, American rapper (Pretty Ricky)