Birthdays in Music on August 15

  • 1725 Ferdinando Bertoni, composer
  • 1727 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
  • 1736 Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
  • 1741 Thomas Norris, composer
  • 1776 Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer
  • 1787 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer, born in Tobolsk, Siberia (d. 1851)
  • 1822 Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • 1829 Eduard de Hartog, composer
  • 1839 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
  • 1872 Harold Fraser-Simson, English composer, born in London (d. 1944)
  • 1872 Rubin Goldmark, American composer and teacher, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • 1875 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1885 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer
  • 1888 Albert Spalding, composer
  • 1890 Jacques Ibert, composer (Escales), born in Paris, France
  • 1892 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer
  • 1893 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
  • 1897 Marion Eugene Bauer, composer
  • 1901 Byron Arnold, composer
  • 1901 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Hugo Winterhalter, composer
  • 1918 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
  • 1922 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1923 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Billy Pinkney, American rock bassist and vocalist (Drifters), born in Dalzell, South Carolina (d. 2007)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

1925 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
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Oscar Peterson
  • 1926 Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
  • 1931 Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • 1933 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Floyd Ashton, American singer (The Tams)
  • 1934 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1935 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum, My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1939 Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1942 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944 Frederick Knight, American singer and songwriter (I've been lonely so long), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • 1945 Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • 1946 Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • 1947 Geraldo Velez, Puerto Rican musician and jazz congas player (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1948 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, Canada
  • 1948 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • 1949 Kate Taylor, American singer-songwriter (It's in His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Thomas "Tommy" Aldrich, American rock-metal drummer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • 1950 Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
  • 1951 Bobby Caldwell, American rocker, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)
  • 1956 Vinny Denunzio, rocker
  • 1956 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • 1960 Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
  • 1961 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • 1966 Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1972 Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978 Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
  • 1989 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1989 Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer
  • 1989 Joe Jonas, American singer (Jonas Brothers)