Birthdays in Music on August 3

  • 1645 August Kuhnel, German composer and musician, born in Delmenhorst, Germany (d. ca 1700)
  • 1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
  • 1820 Luther Orlando Emerson, composer
  • 1832 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • 1854 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer
  • 1878 Constantino Gaito, composer
  • 1882 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
  • 1884 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • 1885 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer
  • 1892 Oscar van Hemel, composer
  • 1901 Bernard Reichel, composer
  • 1902 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
  • 1907 Lawrence Brown, US trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
  • 1916 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926 Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
  • 1927 Enrique Pinella, composer
  • 1935 Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
  • 1940 Joseph Dorfman, composer
  • 1941 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1949 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • 1951 Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)
  • 1956 Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
  • 1958 Cindy Nixon, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1959 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • 1961 Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
  • 1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer

Person of interestJames Hetfield

1963 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1963 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1970 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
  • 1980 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
  • 1993 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer