On This Day

Musicians Born 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)
  • 1867 Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (La cena delle beffe), born in Foggia, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 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-Régeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Rivn Ticker], American tenor (New York Metroploitan Opera, 1945-75), 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) "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer (The Merry Monahans; Herr Come The Co-eds), 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)
  • 1928 Kenny Drew, American-Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 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, British operatic bass-baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), born in Mound, Louisana (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (The Tornados), born in Stoke Newington, North London
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1940 (Bhekizizwe) Joseph Shabalala, South African singer, songwriter, founder and musical director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, born in Ladysmith, South Africa (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • 1943 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 1948 Daniel "Danny" Seraphine, American rock drummer (Chicago, 1969-90 - "25 or 6 to 4"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Hugh Cornwell, Britsh punk singer-songwriter (The Stranglers - "Dreamtime"), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • 1949 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie, 1975-80; Stevie Wonder), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Imogen Cooper, British concert pianist, born in North London, England
  • 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

Shania Twain

1965 Shania Twain, Canadian country music singer ("You're Still The One"), born in Windsor Ontario

  • 1966 Jerry Fehily, Irish drummer (Hothouse Flowers - "Don't Go"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Cork, Ireland
  • 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

LeAnn Rimes

1982 (Margaret) LeAnn Rimes [Cibrian], American country singer ("Blue"; "How Do I Live"), born in Jackson, Mississippi

  • 1983 Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1984 Denmark Vessey, American rapper and record producer (Martin Lucid Dream), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1986 Florence Welch, British blues and swing jazz singer (Florence and the Machine), born in London, England
  • 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
  • 1990 Sam Garret, British singer-songwriter, born in Derbyshire, England
  • 1991 Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1991 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer