Birthdays in Music on August 28

  • 1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, German composer, born in Anspach (d. 1752) [or 26 August]
  • 1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1734)
  • 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, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, born in Bogata (d. 1952)
  • 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, born in Saint-Martin, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • 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, born in Benton, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1929 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1931 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Honey [Ann Margot] Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex
  • 1943 David Soul, American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 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, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • 1949 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Wayne Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1951 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1961 Kim Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in Stoke Newington, London

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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, Irish rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1969 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London
  • 1969 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer (Tear Down The Walls), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • 1974 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese video game composer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1978 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 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
  • 1989 Trixie Mattel [Brian Firkus], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and television personality (The Trixie & Katya Show), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1991 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer