Birthdays in Music on August 16

  • 1761 Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer
  • 1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
  • 1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer
  • 1816 Joseph Robinson, composer
  • 1836 John Farmer, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1901)
  • 1868 Charles Sanford Skilton, American composer (Suite Primeval), born in Northhampton, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • 1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, Georgian composer (Abesalom and Eteri), born in Kutaisi (d. 1933 )
  • 1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer
  • 1888 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • 1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer
  • 1897 Vicente Ascone, composer
  • 1902 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, Polish composer (Double Bass Concerto), born in Wloclawek (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Israeli composer
  • 1909 Paul Smith Callaway, American organist, conductor and composer (Great Organ of Washington Cathedral), born in Atlanta, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Al Hibbler, American singer (Unchained Melody), born in Tyro, Mississippi (d. 2001)

  • 1917 Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer (Sonata Breve), born in Panama City (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman, American musician, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1927 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Surrey, England
  • 1928 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1928 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • 1929 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • 1932 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • 1937 David Behrman, American composer (On The Other Ocean), born in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1939 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), born in New York
  • 1944 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • 1945 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1948 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • 1949 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1949 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • 1951 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • 1957 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)

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1958 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

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  • 1960 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • 1968 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
  • 1970 Killah Priest, American rapper
  • 1972 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1980 Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter, born in Milford, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Robert "Bob" Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire