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Musicians Born on August 18

  • 1745 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, Bohemian composer, born in Litoměřice (d. 1807)

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1750 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), born in Legnago, Republic of Venice (d. 1825)

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  • 1769 Alexandre Stievenard, French composer and musician, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1855)
  • 1849 Benjamin Godard, French composer and violinist, born in Paris, France (d. 1895)
  • 1856 Charles H. Gabriel, American Gospel composer, born in Wilton, Iowa (d. 1932)
  • 1856 Jan Karol Gall, Polish conductor an composer of mostly vocal pieces (Mizerna, cicha), born in Warsaw (d. 1912)
  • 1873 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1873 Otto Harbach, American songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1878 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)
  • 1881 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart, Die Liebesmesse), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • 1882 Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, French organist and opera composer (Le Bon Roi Dagobert), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • 1893 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Julius Kalaš, Czech composer (Nepokořenĺ -The Proud Ones), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Åke Olof Sebastian Uddén, Swedish violist, composer and educator (Royal College Of Music, 1934-70), born in Lossa (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), born in Paris (d. 1983)

  • 1905 Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Milan Ristić, Serbian composer, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Herman Berlinski, Polish-American organist, composer and choral conductor (The Tetragrammaton), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2001) [1]
  • 1916 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1925 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • 1934 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1939 Johnny Preston, American singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1944 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Sarah Dash, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945 Barbara Harris, American singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1949 Nigel Griggs, English musician (Split Enz), born in Hatfield, United Kingdom
  • 1950 Dennis Elliott, English rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1952 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1956 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1957 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be), born in Korumburra, Victoria
  • 1964 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1965 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1967 Blas Elias Gomez, American rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Kennedy, Texas
  • 1967 Tracy Tracy [Cattell], Australian musician (The Primitives - "Crash"), born in Australia
  • 1967 Dan Peters, American drummer (Mudhoney), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Daler Mehndi, Indian singer, born in Patna, India
  • 1969 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1971 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1972 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • 1972 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1977 Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1981 Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1983 Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician (Dodgy Holiday), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1983 Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer and hip-hop artist, born in Killeen, Texas
  • 1988 G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea