On This Day

Musicians Born on August 14

  • 1675 Johann Georg Christian Störl, composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1742 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), born in Marseille, France (d. 1802)
  • 1769 Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, born in Oranienburg (d. 1826)
  • 1810 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1823 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1857 Max Wagenknecht, German composer, born in Woldisch Tychow, Pomerania, Free State of Prussia (d. 1922)
  • 1868 Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1891 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1892 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1988)
  • 1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pisek, Bohemia Austria-Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1907 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French electronics engineer and composer, born in Nancy, France (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2006)

  • 1921 Giorgio Strehler, Italian opera and theatre director, born in Barcola, Trieste, Italy (d. 1997)
  • 1923 William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1969)
  • 1923 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Lorez Alexandria [Taylor] American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1937 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Brian Fennelly, American classical composer, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Darrell George "Dash" Crofts, American singer (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Cisco, Texas
  • 1941 Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1941 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)

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1945 Steve Martin, American comedian, banjo player, author and actor (Parenthood; The Jerk; Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
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Steve Martin
  • 1946 Larry Graham Jr., American 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), born in Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • 1948 Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1956 Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr), born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1960 Sarah Brightman, English actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
  • 1960 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy
  • 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, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1974 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai), born in Blantyre, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Ana Matronic [Lynch], American alt-pop singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1976 Maya Nasri [Asmar], Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • 1980 Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer, born in Las Gabias, Spain
  • 1986 Young Deuces [Rudy Strong], American hip-hop artist, and rapper (Streetz-n-Young Deuce; Son Of A Soldier), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1988 Shahd Barmada, Syrian pop singer, born in Aleppo, Syria
  • 1990 Jaydee Bixby, Canadian country singer-songwriter (Cowboys And Cadillacs), born in Drumheller, Alberta