Birthdays in Music on August 5

  • 1397 Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
  • 1607 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
  • 1623 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
  • 1694 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer
  • 1797 Friedrich August Kummer, composer
  • 1811 Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
  • 1828 Giovanni Rossi, composer
  • 1829 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
  • 1843 James Scott Skinner, composer
  • 1850 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
  • 1866 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • 1868 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • 1880 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
  • 1886 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1976)
  • 1890 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1890 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (d. 1987)
  • 1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
  • 1901 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • 1907 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • 1914 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • 1926 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1927 Gunnar Bucht, composer
  • 1932 Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
  • 1934 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • 1942 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • 1947 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947 Rick Derringer [Ricky Dead Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1953 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
  • 1955 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • 1959 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
  • 1960 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz)
  • 1960 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • 1960 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • 1961 Mark O'Connor, American violinist

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1964 MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

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  • 1965 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • 1965 Jeff Coffin, American saxophonist, born in Massachusetts
  • 1968 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • 1975 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1978 Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
  • 1981 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Tobias Regner, German singer
  • 1983 Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1995 Devo Keenan American cellist
  • 2000 Maya Bond, American singer and musician