On This Day

Musicians Born in 1972

  • Jan 1 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Jan 2 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • Jan 3 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Jan 5 Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
  • Jan 6 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Jan 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jan 14 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Higashi-osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 21 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Jan 24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer, born in Kōchi
  • Jan 24 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • Feb 1 Kami, Japanese musician (Malice Mizer), born in Ibaraki, Japan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 2 Dana International, Israeli singer

  • Feb 2 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.

Person of interestRob Thomas

Feb 14 Rob Thomas, American singer (Matchbox Twenty), born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

Person of interestBillie Joe Armstrong

Feb 17 Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Feb 17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • Feb 20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • Feb 21 Seo Taiji, Korean musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 23 Steve Holy, American country singer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 29 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • Mar 5 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • Mar 8 Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • Mar 15 Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
  • Mar 17 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
  • Mar 17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Mar 20 Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Mar 21 Kristen Anderson-Lopez, American songwriter (Frozen), born in New York City
  • Apr 1 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • Apr 2 Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer (It's Chico Time), born in Bridgend, Wales

  • Apr 4 Jill Scott, American soul singer and songwriter (Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 4 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Falköping, Sweden
  • Apr 8 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
  • Apr 12 Şebnem Ferah, Turkish singer (Volvox), born in Yalova, Turkey
  • Apr 13 Jeroen Thesseling, Dutch pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican-American reggae musician, son of Bob Marley, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 21 Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain
  • Apr 28 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestMike Dirnt

May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 11 Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer (Niña de Fuego), born in Palma de Mallorca
  • May 19 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • May 20 Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City
  • May 21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • May 29 Stanislas [Louis Stanislas Renoult], French composer and pop singer (L'Équilibre instable), born in Fontainebleau, France
  • Jun 4 [Domenica] Nikka Costa, American singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 5 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • Jun 6 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • Jun 9 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 13 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian Cape Breton-style fiddler, born in Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jun 19 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • Jun 25 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback), born in Hanna, Canada
  • Jun 26 Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 29 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer, born in Jal el Dib, Lebanon
  • Jul 1 Alex Machacek, Austrian jazz fusion musician (Featuring Ourselves), born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria
  • Jul 4 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 6 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer (Parle-moi), born in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 6 Mark Gasser, British concert pianist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • Jul 11 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • Jul 12 Brett Reed, American rock drummer (Rancid), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • Jul 16 Mindy Carson, American vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jul 20 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer and actress, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters), born in Sweden
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang), born in Trappe, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 2 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer, born in Rzeszow, Poland
  • Aug 5 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)

Person of interestGeri Horner

Aug 6 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Aug 8 Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 9 Juanes [Juan Esteban Aristizábal], Colombian singer and songwriter, winner of 24 Latin Grammy Awards, born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Aug 9 A-Mei [Kulilay Amit], Taiwanese Puyuma singer known as the "Queen of Mando-Pop", born in Beinan, Taitung, Taiwan
  • Aug 10 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Aug 12 Del The Funky Homosapien [Teren Delvon Jones], American rapper (Mistadobalina), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 15 Mikey Graham, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 16 Emily Strayer (formerly Robison), American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • Aug 18 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer, born in British Hong Kong
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Sep 6 Anika Noni Rose, American actress (Dreamgirls) and singer, born in Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Sep 15 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • Sep 21 Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis, Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester, England
  • Sep 21 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn), born in San Leandro, California
  • Sep 23 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Sep 26 Shawn Stockman [Slim], American rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 G. Love [Garrett Dutton], American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Lajon Witherspoon, American rock singer (Sevendust), born in Nashville, Tennesee
  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 6 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 10 (Michael) Dean Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia

Person of interestEminem

Oct 17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • Oct 17 Tarkan [Tevetoğlu], Turkish pop singer (Şımarık), born in Alzey, West Germany
  • Oct 19 Pras [Prakazrel Michel], Haitian-American rapper, songwriter and producer (The Fugees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 21 Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • Oct 23 Richard McNamara, British guitarist, songwriter and producer (Embrace), born in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Elissa [Elissar Zakaria Khoury] Lebanese singer, born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
  • Oct 27 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 28 Brad Paisley, American country singer (Collision of Worlds, Nobody's Fool), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia
  • Nov 2 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Nov 5 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • Nov 13 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • Nov 13 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor (SMAP), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 14 Edyta Górniak, Polish pop singer("That's Not Me"), born in Ziębice, Poland
  • Nov 17 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • Nov 18 Jessica "Jessi" Alexander, American country music singer and songwriter ("The Climb"), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Nov 21 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • Nov 23 Kurupt [Ricardo Emmanuel Brown], American rapper and actor (Tha Dogg Pound), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Tré Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dec 10 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • Dec 10 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • Dec 12 Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter, born in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
  • Dec 14 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Dec 18 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • Dec 20 Anders Odden, Norwegian musician, born in Stavanger, Norway
  • Dec 21 Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 25 Josh Freese, American drummer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Dec 27 Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • Dec 29 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 31 Joey McIntyre, American singer-songwriter (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever), born in Needham, Massachusetts

About 1972

How Old? 47 or 48 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)