Birthdays in Music on August 23

  • 1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1795)
  • 1854 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian composer, born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1886 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1893 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer (Johnny Spielt Auf), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1903 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Leonard Constant Lambert, English composer (King Pest), born in Fulham, London (d. 1951)
  • 1911 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Aart Verstegen, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)

  • 1925 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, born in Gori, Soviet Union (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1928 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1934 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • 1935 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1936 Rudy Lewis, American rocker (Drifters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1938 Roger Greenaway, English composer and record producer (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing), born in Fishponds, England
  • 1942 Patricia McBride, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

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1946 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

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  • 1947 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Terje Rypdal, Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1947 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • 1949 Rick Springfield [Richard Lewis Springthorpe], Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist (Zoot, Speak to the Sky), born in Guildford, New South Wales
  • 1949 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Rick Springfield, Australian singer (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl), born in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1949 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • 1951 Jimi Jamison, American rocker (Survivor), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1952 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1952 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician, born in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
  • 1953 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • 1961 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1961 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • 1970 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1974 Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler, born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Julian Casablancas, American musician, born in New York City, New York
  • 1979 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Phillipines
  • 1988 Alice Glass [Margaret Osborn], Canadian singer and songwriter (Crystal Castles), born in Toronto, Ontario