Birthdays in Music on August 9

Person of interestJohann Michael Bach

1648 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
  • 1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
  • 1781 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), born in Vienna (d. 1842)
  • 1834 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
  • 1861 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1875 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1875 Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
  • 1890 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • 1890 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • 1891 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • 1902 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • 1913 Harry Mills, American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - Paper Doll), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • 1915 Haim Alexander, composer
  • 1925 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)

  • 1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1935 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1939 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
  • 1939 Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • 1946 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • 1947 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • 1958 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • 1959 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • 1959 Kurtis Blow, American rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker

Person of interestWhitney Houston

1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1965 Kyle Kyle [Kyle Keiderling], American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
  • 1970 Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1972 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • 1972 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • 1976 Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • 1985 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine