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)

  • 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