Birthdays in Music on August 28

  • 1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
  • 1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
  • 1754 Peter Winter, German composer, born in Mannhein, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1775 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1826 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1908)
  • 1831 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1885)
  • 1840 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)
  • 1872 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1925)
  • 1881 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, born in Rautavaara, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Daniel Zamudio, composer
  • 1890 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1894 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Glenn Osser, American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Vilayat Khan, composer
  • 1925 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1928 James Wild, music teacher
  • 1929 Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1931 John Perkins, singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1939 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1943 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1948 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 1951 Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1951 Wayne Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1951 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1961 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England

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1965 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

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  • 1966 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1969 Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney
  • 1969 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • 1973 DJ Assault, American musician
  • 1974 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
  • 1978 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • 1979 Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
  • 1982 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1983 Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • 1989 Cécile McLorin Salvant, American jazz vocalist (Cecile, WomanChild), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1991 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer