Birthdays in Music on August 13

  • 1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
  • 1704 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher (d. 1793)
  • 1717 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
  • 1721 Francis Ireland, composer
  • 1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
  • 1817 Karoly Thern, composer
  • 1826 William Thomas Best, composer
  • 1831 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
  • 1851 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • 1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • 1879 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • 1894 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • 1896 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
  • 1901 Ian Whyte, 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 Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • 1913 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • 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 (d. 1970)
  • 1919 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
  • 1921 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
  • 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 Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1938 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1942 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1944 David Mahler, composer
  • 1948 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 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, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
  • 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)