Birthdays in Music on August 18

  • 1745 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer

Person of interestAntonio Salieri

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

Composer Antonio Salieri
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Antonio Salieri
  • 1769 Alexandre Stievenard, composer
  • 1849 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer
  • 1856 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer
  • 1856 Jan Karol Gali, composer
  • 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 Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
  • 1882 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer
  • 1893 Ernest MacMillan, composer
  • 1900 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1902 Julius Kalas, composer
  • 1903 Ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer
  • 1903 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), born in Paris (d. 1983)

  • 1905 Peter Paul Kreuder, composer
  • 1907 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Howard Swanson, composer
  • 1907 Otto Mortensen, composer
  • 1908 Milan Ristic, composer
  • 1910 Herman Berlinski, composer
  • 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
  • 1939 Johnny Preston, 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, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945 Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • 1949 Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • 1950 Dennis Elliott, 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
  • 1956 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
  • 1957 Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
  • 1964 Edith Frost, American singer/songwriter
  • 1965 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
  • 1967 Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 1967 Tracy Tracy [Tracy Cattell], musician (The Primitives), born in Australia
  • 1967 Dan Peters, American musician
  • 1967 Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
  • 1969 Masta Killa, American rapper
  • 1969 Everlast, American musician
  • 1971 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)
  • 1972 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • 1972 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
  • 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/hip-hop artist
  • 1988 G-Dragon [Kwon Ji-Yong], Korean rapper (Big Bang), born in Seoul, South Korea