Birthdays in Music on August 14

  • 1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
  • 1742 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
  • 1769 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer
  • 1810 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer
  • 1823 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1857 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1868 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • 1869 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1891 Marinus de Jong, composer
  • 1892 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1988)
  • 1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
  • 1899 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
  • 1907 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • 1911 Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1923 William Flanagan, composer

  • 1923 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1941 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • 1941 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]

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1945 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1946 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1947 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • 1948 Terry Adams, American piano player/composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1956 Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1960 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1960 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • 1966 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France
  • 1970 Kevin Rene Cadogan, American singer-songwriter (Third Eye Blind), born in Oakland, California
  • 1973 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • 1974 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1974 Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1976 Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • 1980 Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • 1988 Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
  • 1990 Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer