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 16 Lukasz Urbaniak, Polish classical pianist, composer and teacher, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Jan 17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 18 Estelle [Swaray], English singer-songwriter, rapper ("American Boy", and actress (Steven Universe), 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 Elizabeth "Lizz" Wright, American jazz and gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jan 22 Lizz Wright, American jazz and gospel vocalist (Dreaming Wide Awake), born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jan 24 Yamandu Costa, Brazilian guitarist & composer (Os Fronteiriços), born in Passo Fundo
  • Jan 28 Nick Carter, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Jan 31 Ryan Kienle, American bassist (Matchbook Romance), 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 15 Benedict Sheehan, American composer, and choral director (Saint Tikhon Choir), born in Franconia, New Hampshire
  • Feb 18 Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter (Begin To Hope), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 21 Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer, born in Latina, Italy
  • Feb 23 Rafael Payare, Venezuelan conductor (San Diego Symphony, 2019-present), born in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
  • Feb 24 Anton Gustafsson, Swedish Iron Maiden fan and tribute artist, born in Kinna, Sweden (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 - "Fat Lip"), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Mar 25 Joe King, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Fray), born in Colorado
  • Mar 26 Son Ho Young, Korean American singer (g.o.d.), born in New Jersey
  • Mar 28 Rasmus Seebach, Danish pop singer-songwriter, and record producer, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 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, born in Steyregg, Austria
  • Apr 9 Clueso [Thomas Hübner], German pop 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 15 Patrick Carney, American drummer (The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines"), and music producer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 20 Blümchen [Jasmin Wagner], German singer (Boomerang), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Apr 23 Taio Cruz [Adetayo Onile-Ere], British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer ("Break Your Heart"), born in Brent, England
  • Apr 24 Vincent Peirani, French jazz accordionist, vocalist and composer, born in Nice, France
  • Apr 29 Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • 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 pop singer ("All This Time"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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 (Channo), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • May 21 Gotye [Wouter De Backer], Belgian-Australian rock singer-songwriter ("Someone That I Used to Know"), born in Bruges, Belgium
  • May 22 Rhett Fisher, American actor and musician, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 24 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress (Fly Me To Polaris) and cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • May 28 Mark Feehily, Irish pop singer (Westlife - "Flying Without Wings"), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • May 31 Andy Hurley, American drummer (Fall Out Boy - "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"), born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Jun 2 Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 13 Sarah Connor [Lewe], German singer ("From Sarah With Love"; ""Skin On Skin"), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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, 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, 2006-)

Jessica 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

  • Jul 10 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Jul 17 Philip Lawrence, American songwriter, musician, and record producer (Bruno Mars), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 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 - "Say My Name"), 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 26 Mat Shaw, American pop singer (Mat and Savanna), and real estate agent, born in California
  • 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 rock bassist (Simple Plan, 2000-20), 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 (Jason) "Cone" McCaslin, Canadian punk rock 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, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Sep 18 Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Sep 19 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sep 19 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 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), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Sep 29 Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Icelandic composer (Aequora; Kom vinur), born in Iceland
  • Sep 29 Chrissy Metz, American actress and singer (This Is Us), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 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

Nick Cannon

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

  • Oct 10 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • Oct 10 Sherine [Abdel-Wahab], Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 13 Ashanti [Douglas] 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), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 20 Gary Jarman, English musician (The Cribs), born in Wakefield, England
  • Oct 21 Brian Pittman, American Christian rock bassist (Relient K), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 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 5 Ibrahim Maalouf, French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 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 Brett "Ace" Young, American pop singer (American Idol), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, American pop singer and guitarist (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 2 Bartosz Koziak, Polish classical cellist, born in Zakopane, Poland
  • 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)

Christina 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 (Boy'z), and actor (Banana Boys), born in The Philippines

About 1980

How Old? 40 or 41 years old
Generation: Generation X

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