On This Day

Musicians Born in 1962

  • Jan 1 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Jan 3 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 4 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jan 4 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestMichael Houser

Jan 6 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • Jan 8 Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
  • Jan 13 Trace Adkins, American country singer ("Ladies Love Country Boys"; "You're Gonna Miss This"), born in Sarepta, Louisiana
  • Jan 14 Patricia Morrison [Rainone], American punk rock bassist (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Paul Webb, English rocker (Talk Talk - ''It's My Life"), born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Tom Keifer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Cinderella - "Coming Home"), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 27 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Jan 27 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • Jan 28 (Leslie Ann) "Sam" Phillips, American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis; Gilmore Girls; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 30 María Granillo, Mexican classical composer (Breathing Music; Mousai), and educator, born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Jan 31 Sophie Muller, English music video director, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Lena Bloch, Russian-American jazz saxophonist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 1 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist, born in Takasaki, Japan

Person of interestClint Black

Feb 4 Clint Black, American country vocalist (Killin' Time, A Better Man), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • Feb 5 Tommy Skeoch, American guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Person of interestAxl Rose

Feb 6 Axl Rose [William Bailey], American singer & songwriter (Guns & Roses), born in Lafayette, Indiana

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose
Rocker and Singer-Songwriter
Axl Rose

Person of interestGarth Brooks

Feb 7 Garth Brooks, American country singer (No Fences; "Friends In Low Places"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Feb 7 David Bryan [Rashbaum], American rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"), and theatrical composer (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 10 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

Person of interestSheryl Crow

Feb 11 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • Feb 16 Tony Kiley, British rock drummer (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
  • Feb 16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Feb 16 John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; d The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Feb 20 Joel Ellis, American glam- metal singer (Cats In Boots; Heavy Bones)
  • Feb 23 Michael Wilton, American heavy metal guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Michelle Shocked, American singer-songwriter
  • Feb 25 Foster Sylvers, American singer (Sylvers), born in Pasadena, California
  • Feb 25 LaVerne Butler, American jazz singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 1 Bill Leen, American rocker (Gin Blossoms - "Allison Road")
  • Mar 2 Jon Bon Jovi [John Bongiovi], American rock singer-songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"; "Who Says You Can't Go Home"), born in Sayreville, New Jersey
  • Mar 5 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish rock musicians (The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"), born in Leith, Scotland
  • Mar 7 Taylor Dayne [Leslie Wunderman], American vocalist ("Tell It To My Heart"; "I'll Always Love You"), born in New York
  • Mar 10 Gary Clark, Scottish rock singer-songwriter and record producer (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotlaand
  • Mar 10 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • Mar 13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), film score composer (When The Levees Broke; Harriet), and educator, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 17 Clare Grogan, Scottish new wave singer (Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"), and actress (Gregory's Girl; Eastenders), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 17 Janet Gardner, American rock singer, and rhythm guitarist (Vixen - "Rev It Up"), born in Juneau, Alaska
  • Mar 17 Roxy Petrucci, American rock drummer (Vixen - "Rev It Up'), born in Rochester, Michigan
  • Mar 24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • Mar 26 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards - "Don't Leave Me This Way"), now a Church of England priest, and BBC broadcaster, born in Northampton
  • Mar 28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rock bassist, and producer (Danny Wilson; Deacon Blue; Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Mar 30 M C Hammer [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 1 Sara Lazarus, American jazz singer ("It's All Right With Me"), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 2 Billy Dean, American country singer ("Young Man"; "Fire in the Dark"), born in Quincy, Florida
  • Apr 3 Mike Ness, American rocker (Social Distortion), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • Apr 7 Alain Robert, French rock & urban climber, born in Digoin, France
  • Apr 8 Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle], American guitarist (Guns & Roses), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Apr 8 Adam Mole, British guitarist (Pop Will Eat Itself - "Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies!"), born in England
  • Apr 12 Art Alexakis, American musician (Everclear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (What Is This?, 1980-85; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1982-87), born in Haifa, Israel (d. 1988)
  • Apr 14 John Bell, American rock singer and guitarist (Widespread Panic - "Hope in a Hopeless World"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Surjit Bindrakhia [Bains], Punjabi Bhangra singer ("Lakk Tunoo Tunoo"), born in Bindrakh, Punjab (d. 2003)
  • Apr 16 Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Shirlie Holliman, English pop singer (Wham!, Pepsi & Shirlie), born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 22 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Apr 26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer ("Rock On"), born in San Diego, California
  • May 4 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 5 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter ("Mine, Mine, Mine"), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • May 5 Gary Daly, British new wave rock keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 5 Kevin Mooney, British rock bassist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes"), born in Greenwich, London, England
  • May 6 Stan Cullimore, British guitarist (Housemartins, "Happy Hour"; "Caravan Of Love"), journalist, and music educator, born in Kingston upon Hull, Englan
  • May 6 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • May 9 Dave Gahan, British new wave rock vocalist (Depeche Mode - "Dreaming of Me"), born in Essex, England
  • May 9 John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Chris Stevens"; Sex and the City - Aidan; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and country music singer, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 9 Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
  • May 10 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • May 11 Emmanuelle Haïm, French harpsichordist, and conductor (Le Concert d'Astrée, 2000-present), born in Paris, France
  • May 12 Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion), record label owner, and producer (Epitaph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 14 Ian Astbury, British-Canadian rock singer and songwriter (The Cult - "Fire Woman"), born in Heswall, Cheshire, England
  • May 17 Tracey Bryn, American alt-rock vocalist (Voice of the Beehive - "Don't Call Me Baby; "I Think I Love You"), born in Encino, California
  • May 18 (Marianne) "Nanne" Grönvall (nee Nordqvist), Swedish pop singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 18 Sandra Cretu, German singer (Close to Seven), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • May 19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • May 20 Ralph Peterson Jr., American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers; Fo'tet), and educator (Berklee), born in Pleasantville, New Jersey (d. 2021) [1]
  • May 23 Franca Masu, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
  • May 26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black - "Wonderful Life"), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • May 31 Corey Hart, Canadian rock vocalist ("Sunglasses At Night"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jun 4 (Hiram) Winard Harper, American jazz drummer (Betty Carter; The Harper Brothers; Fathead Newman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 7 Patrick "Paddy" McAloon, British singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down"), born in Witton Gilbert, Durham, England
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes [Bates], British keyboardist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"), born in Moseley, Birmingham, England
  • Jun 8 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • Jun 11 Rob B [Birch], British singer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian lyric soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestPaula Abdul

Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 27 Michael Ball, British pop and theatrical singer and actor, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve - "Martha's Harbour"; "Flowers In Our Hair"), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • Jul 1 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • Jul 7 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics - "Laughing at Pieces"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 7 Mark White, American rock bass player (Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"; "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 8 Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter ("One Of Us"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky
  • Jul 13 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and musician born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Jul 15 Howard Gray, British audio engineer, and record producer (UB40; Apollo 440; Stealth Sonic Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 18 Jack Irons, American drummer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 21 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • Jul 22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • Jul 22 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 28 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 4 Joey Huffman, American rock keyboard and organ player (Soul Asylum), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada
  • Aug 9 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Aug 10 Julia Fordham, British pop and jazz singer-songwriter ("Happy Ever After"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Aug 16 (Vendela) Astrid Young, Canadian session vocalist, singer-songwriter, and best-selling author (Being Young), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, American rock guitarist (Guns N' Roses, 1991-94; Rock Star Supernova), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 19 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 3 Roberto Cassan, Italian-American jazz and folk accordionist, born in Fanna, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Sep 6 Doug Boyle, English guitarist and composer (Robert Plant; Nigel Kennedy), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
  • Sep 8 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 8 Cecilia Coleman, American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sep 18 Joanne Catherall, English rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 25 Chris Sheldon, British record producer (Foo Fighters; Pixies; Garbage), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sep 26 Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl - "Missing"), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
  • Sep 28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • Sep 29 Roger Bart, American actor and singer (The Producers), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Sep 29 Al Pitrelli, American musician and guitarist
  • Sep 30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Bengali playback and pop singer-songwriter, actor, and TV personality (The Voice India), born in in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes - "Hit"), born in Oslo, Norway

Person of interestTommy Lee

Oct 3 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop trumpeter, and composer (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 15 Philip Blackburn, British-American composer (Ghostly Psalms), sound artist, musicologist (Harry Partch), and record executive (Innova), born in Cambridge, England
  • Oct 16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, French concert pianist (Beethoven International Piano Competition, 1986), born in Lannion, France
  • Oct 29 Einar Örn [Benediktsson], Icelandic rock singer (The Sugarcubes; Ghostdigital), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha - "Take On Me"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)"; "Give It Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nov 2 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • Nov 2 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano, born in Mulhouse, France
  • Nov 2 Graham Waterhouse, English cellist and composer (Chieftan's Salute), born in London
  • Nov 3 Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer (You Don't Love Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 5 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 6 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer, born in Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 7 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • Nov 11 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist (Europe), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • Nov 11 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 16 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • Nov 17 Torleif Thedéen, Swedish concert cellist, born in Sweden
  • Nov 18 Kirk Hammett, American heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica - Master of Puppets; "Enter Sandman"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Steve Alexander, Welsh drummer (Brother Beyond - Get Even), born in Ystradgynlais, Penrhos, Wales
  • Nov 21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 22 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • Nov 23 Calvin Hayes, British drummer (Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back the Clock), born in London
  • Nov 24 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Benante, American rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, American rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 28 Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden; Pearl Jam), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 29 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 5 José Cura, Argentine tenor, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Dec 6 Ben Watt, British rocker (Everything but the Girl - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"; Idlewood), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 8 Marty Friedman, American heavy metal guitarist (Megadeath), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 8 Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Venezuelan conductor (Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, 2003-present), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Dec 11 Curtis "Fitz" Williams, American keyboard player (Kool & The Gang)
  • Dec 11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian musician and composer, born in Linz, Austria
  • Dec 11 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer (Zabranjeno pušenje), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dec 18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • Dec 21 Christy Forester, American musician (Forester Sisters-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Dec 23 Sonny Emory, American session and touring drummer (Earth, Wind & Fire, 1987-99), and music professor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 26 James Kottak, American rock drummer (Scorpians, 1996-2016), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 28 Rachel Z [Nicolazzo], American jazz and rock pianist ("Tokyo Blue"; Ozmosys), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 28 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), born in Orange, France (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Paul Crowder, British musician (The Adventures), sound engineer (Wham!), and filmmaker (Last Play At Shea), born in London
  • Dec 31 Jennifer Higdon, American classical music composer (2010 Pulitzer; 3 Grammy Awards) and educator (Curtis Institute of Music, 1994 - present), born in Brooklyn, New York

About 1962

How Old? 58 or 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Tiger (Feb 5 - Dec 31)