Musicians Born on August 18

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

Antonio Salieri

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

  • 1769 Alexandre Stievenard, French composer and musician, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1855)
  • 1849 Benjamin Godard, French violinist, orchestral and opera composer (Symphonie légendaire; Jocelyn), 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 [Hauerbach], American librettist, lyricist (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), and mentor to Oscar Hammerstein II, 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, American 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 [Mary Johnstone], British concert pianist (OBE-1979), born in Saltash England (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Hugues Aufray, French songwriter, singer, guitarist, and Bob Dylan translator, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1934 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer (Otoño (Autumn)), and educator, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Johnny Preston, American singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Maxine Brown, American soul and R&B singer and songwriter (It's All in My Mind), born in Kingstree, South Carolina
  • 1944 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Barbara Harris, American pop singer (The Toys -"A Lover's Concerto"), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • 1945 Sarah Dash, American pop, R&B, and disco singer (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds; Labelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • 1949 Nigel Griggs, British rock bassist (Split Enz; Khan; Octopus), born in Hatfield, England
  • 1950 Dennis Elliott, English rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1952 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing; Ghost), and singer-songwriter (She's Like The Wind), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1956 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American drummer, songwriter (Weird Al Yankovic), and web designer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 17]
  • 1964 Andi Deris, German heavy metal vocalist (Helloween, 1994-present), born in Karlsruhe, West Germany
  • 1964 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1965 Kōji Kikkawa, Japanese rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1967 Blas Elias [Gomez], American rock drummer (Slaughter - Stick it Live: Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Blue Man Group), born in Kennedy, Texas
  • 1967 Daler Mehndi, Indian pop and Bhangra singer-songwriter, and record producer, born in Patna, India
  • 1967 Dan Peters, American drummer (Mudhoney), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Tracy Tracy [Cattell], Australian musician (The Primitives - "Crash"), born in Australia
  • 1969 Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1969 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1972 Keiko Yamada, Japanese pop singer (Globe; A Song Is Born), born in Oita, Japan
  • 1972 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1977 Régine Chassagne, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist and accordion player (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1981 Jon Schneck, American rock guitarist (Relient K, 2005-present), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1983 Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer and hip-hop artist, born in Killeen, Texas
  • 1983 Mika [Michael Holbrook Penniman] British-American pop singer (Grace Kelly; Dodgy Holiday), an Italian television personality, born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1988 G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea