On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1960

  • Jan 4 Michael Stipe, American rock vocalist and songwriter (R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"; "Stand"; "Everybody Hurts"), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Jan 9 Haukur Tómasson, Icelandic classical composer (Gudruns 4th Song; Strati), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Jan 10 Samira Said, Moroccan pop singer, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Jan 15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer, born in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

Jan 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1997)

  • Jan 26 Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows), born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 29 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • Jan 29 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jan 29 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician

About January 1960

How Old? 60 or 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Pig (Feb 8 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)