On This Day

Musicians Born in 1980

  • Jan 3 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland
  • Jan 16 Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright (In The Heights, Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Jan 17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 18 Estelle Swaray, English singer, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Jan 19 Kotoko, Japanese singer, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jan 20 Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Jan 22 Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 22 Lizz Wright, American jazz & gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jan 24 Yamandu Costa, Brazilian guitarist & composer (Os Fronteiriços), born in Passo Fundo
  • Jan 28 Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Jan 31 Ryan Kienle, American musician, born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Feb 2 Gucci Mane, African-American rapper
  • Feb 5 Tiwa Savage, Nigerian singer-songwriter (Kele, Kele, Kele), born in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Feb 6 Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress & singer, born in Kanazawa, Japan

  • Feb 8 Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
  • Feb 15 Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 18 Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer & songwriter, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 21 Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer, born in Latina, Italy
  • Feb 24 Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
  • Feb 26 Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer, born in British Hong Kong
  • Feb 27 Bobby Valentino, American singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Feb 29 Chris Conley, American musician
  • Mar 13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • Mar 19 Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
  • Mar 20 Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
  • Mar 21 Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
  • Mar 22 Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Mar 25 Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
  • Mar 26 Son Ho Young, Korean singer
  • Mar 30 Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter
  • Apr 4 Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight), born in Sutton, London
  • Apr 5 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • Apr 8 Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
  • Apr 9 Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, born in Erfurt, Germany

  • Apr 10 Bryce Soderberg, American musician (Lifehouse), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 12 Brian McFadden, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 12 Erik Mongrain, Canadian composer and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 14 Win Butler, American musician (Arcade Fire), born in Truckee, California
  • Apr 20 Blümchen [Jasmin Wagner], German singer (Boomerang), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Apr 29 Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • May 1 Zaz [Isabelle Geffroy], French singer-songwriter (Je veux), born in Tours, France
  • May 6 Taebin, Korean singer (1TYM)
  • May 8 Michelle McManus, Scottish singer
  • May 13 Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer
  • May 17 Dallas Taylor, American Christian metal singer (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Underoath), born in Ocala, Florida
  • May 18 Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model
  • May 22 Rhett Fisher, American actor and musician, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 24 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • May 28 Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • May 31 Andy Hurley, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • Jun 2 Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 13 Sarah Connor, German singer
  • Jun 16 Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • Jun 17 Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor (The Prince of Tennis), born in Kumamoto-ken
  • Jun 18 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • Jun 20 Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Sinik [Thomas Idir], French singer and rapper (Six o Nine (6-0-9)), born in Paris
  • Jun 29 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano singer and songwriter, born in Neath, Wales
  • Jul 5 Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California
  • Jul 7 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore), born in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Jul 7 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)

Person of interestJessica Simpson

Jul 10 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • Jul 10 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Jul 18 Ryōko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer, born in Kōchi, Japan
  • Jul 20 Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects) and record producer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22 Kate Ryan [Katrien Verbeeck], Belgian pop singer-songriter, born in Tessenderlo, Belgium
  • Jul 22 Tablo [Daniel Lee], Korean-Canadian hip-hop musician (Epik High), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 23 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Diam's [Mélanie Georgiades], French rapper, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Jul 26 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41), born in Ajax, Ontario
  • Jul 28 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Aug 3 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Aug 6 Wilber Pan, Taiwanese-American singer, rapper and actor, born in West Virgina
  • Aug 8 Mike Hindert, American musician
  • Aug 12 Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American musician (Relient K)
  • Aug 12 Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter
  • Aug 14 Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer, born in Las Gabias, Spain
  • Aug 16 Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter, born in Milford, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 16 Robert "Bob" Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Aug 17 Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Tromsø, Norway
  • Aug 19 Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 19 Darius Danesh, Scottish pop, opera and swing singer-songwriter and stage actor, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 19 Michael Todd, American rock bassist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Kingston, New York
  • Aug 27 Stephanie Michelle Steele, American country singer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 29 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 29 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor, born in British Hong Kong
  • Aug 31 Joe Budden, American rapper (Pump It Up), born in New York, New York
  • Sep 3 The B.G. [Christopher Dorsey], American rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 3 Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41), born in North York, Ontario

  • Sep 4 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese pop singer, born in Kure, Japan
  • Sep 6 Kerry Katona, British singer-songwriter (Atomic Kitten), born in Warrington, Cheshire, England
  • Sep 10 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 13 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Sep 13 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice), born in California
  • Sep 15 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer
  • Sep 18 Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Sep 19 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 19 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 25 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 29 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
  • Oct 3 Danny O'Donoghue, Irish rock singer-songwriter (The Script - "For The First Time"), born in Dublin
  • Oct 5 Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte), born in Waldorf, Maryland

Person of interestNick Cannon

Oct 8 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • Oct 10 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • Oct 10 Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 13 Ashanti, American singer (Always On Time), born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
  • Oct 13 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Oct 15 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • Oct 20 Gary Jarman, English musician
  • Oct 21 Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K)
  • Oct 22 Garrett Tierney, American musician (Brand New)
  • Oct 27 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer (46th Eurovision Song Contest winner), born in Uhtna, Estonia
  • Oct 31 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American conductor (Queensland Symphony, 2015-present), and founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (2004-11), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Ana Vidovic, Croatian classical guitarist, born in Karlovac, Croatia
  • Nov 10 Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer (Fahrenhiet), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Nov 15 Ace Young, American singer
  • Nov 17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Junichi Okada, Japanese pop singer (V6), and actor, born in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
  • Nov 18 Dustin Kensrue, American singer- songwriter (Thrice), born in Irvine, California
  • Nov 26 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor, born in Mitaka, Tokyo
  • Nov 28 Lisa Middelhauve [Elisabeth Rodermund], German rock singer (Xandria), born in Bielefeld, West Germany
  • Dec 5 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter, born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dec 10 Sarah Chang, Korean-American classical violinist child prodigy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 10 Massari [Sari Abboud], Lebanese-born Canadian R&B singer (Be Easy), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dec 14 Tata Young, Thai-American singer, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dec 15 Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)

Person of interestChristina Aguilera

Dec 18 Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants), born in Staten Island, New York

  • Dec 24 Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dec 27 Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist
  • Dec 30 Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer

About 1980

How Old? 39 or 40 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Feb 15), Monkey (Feb 16 - Dec 31)