On This Day

Musicians Born 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 Zavateri, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1764)
  • 1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, German composer, born in Murnau, Bavaria (d. 1782)
  • 1781 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), born in Vienna (d. 1842)
  • 1789 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist and composer, born in Montmédy, France (d. 1856)
  • 1834 Elias Álvares Lobo, Brazilian composer, born in Itu, Brazil (d. 1901)
  • 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, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • 1890 César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay (d. 1918)
  • 1890 Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1891 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (NY Phil-1939), born in Marseille, France (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Harry Mills, American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - Paper Doll), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)

  • 1915 Haim Alexander, Israeli composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz), born in Amsterdam (d. 1994)
  • 1935 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1939 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Max Neuhaus, American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • 1946 Marinus "Rinus ' Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1947 Barbara Mason, American R&B singer (Yes, I'm Ready), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • 1954 Pete Thomas, British drummer (Elvis Costello), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Englan Sheffiled
  • 1958 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Diane Williams, American country singer (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat to China"), born at Hahn Air Force Base, near Kirchberg Germany
  • 1959 Kurtis Blow [Walker], American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")

Person of interestWhitney Houston

1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

  • 1965 Kyle Kyle [Keiderling], American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1972 Juanes [Juan Esteban Aristizábal], Colombian singer and songwriter, winner of 24 Latin Grammy Awards, born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
  • 1972 A-Mei [Kulilay Amit], Taiwanese Puyuma singer known as the "Queen of Mando-Pop", born in Beinan, Taitung, Taiwan
  • 1976 Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • 1977 Aldona Nawrocka, Polish pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • 1985 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1987 Noonie Bao [Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius], Swedish pop songwriter and singer, born in Stockholm
  • 1994 King Von [Dayvon Bennett], American rapper and songwriter ("Cazy Story"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)