On This Day

Musicians Born in 1982

  • Jan 8 Wil Francis, American singer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 11 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 14 Caleb Followill, American alternative-rock vocalist & musician (Kings of Leon), born in Mount Juliet, Tennessee
  • Jan 16 Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys), born in Worthing, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer, born in Belleville, Canada
  • Jan 17 Alex Varkatzas, American singer (Atreyu), born in Orange County, California
  • Jan 19 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer & actress, born in Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Jan 25 Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer & actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 29 Adam Lambert, American singer-songwriter (For Your Entertainment, Trespassing), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 31 Elena Paparizou, Swedish-born Greek singer, born in Borås, Sweden
  • Feb 3 Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • Feb 4 Kimberly Wyatt, American singer & dancer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Warrensburg, Missouri
  • Feb 6 Tank [Lü Jianzhong], Taiwanese singer, born in Taitung City, Taiwan
  • Feb 9 Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
  • Feb 12 Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu], Ugandan politician and pop star, born in Mpigi District, Uganda
  • Feb 16 Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rapper

  • Feb 17 Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
  • Feb 18 Courtney Act [Shane Jenek], Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality, born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Feb 21 Chantal Claret, American musician, born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 25 Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
  • Mar 15 Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
  • Mar 20 Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Mar 24 Nivea, American singer
  • Mar 25 Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
  • Mar 31 Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
  • Apr 3 Fler [Patrick Losensky], German rapper, born in Berlin
  • Apr 6 Michael Guy Chislett, Australian-born American guitarist of "The Academy Is...", born in Skipton, Australia
  • Apr 12 Deen [Fuad Backović], Bosnian singer and fashion designer, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 13 Nellie McKay, British-American singer, born in London
  • Apr 13 Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 13 Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 15 Mark Mizzark [Marlis Pugh], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Anthony Green, American musician (Circa Survive, Saosin), born in Holland, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer, born in Lasalle, Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 23 Taio Cruz, English singer and record producer, born in London

Person of interestKelly Clarkson

Apr 24 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas


  • Apr 26 Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon
  • Apr 30 Lloyd Banks, American rapper
  • Apr 30 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress (Cleopatra), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 30 Andrew Seeley, Canadian actor and singer
  • May 2 Lorie [Laure Pester], French singer, born in Le Plessis-Bouchard, Île-de-France
  • May 4 Hector King, Mexican singer and songwriter, born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • May 4 Rasheeda, American hiphop singer, born in Decatur, Illinois

Person of interestCory Monteith

May 11 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • May 15 Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
  • May 18 Eric West, American singer and actor
  • May 23 Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
  • May 23 Tristan Prettyman, American musician
  • May 29 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer
  • Jun 4 MC Jin [Au-Yeung], Chinese-American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 9 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
  • Jun 12 Ben Blackwell, American musician (The Dirtbombs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 14 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • Jun 15 Haley Scarnato, American singer
  • Jun 16 Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter
  • Jun 21 Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer (Empire), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 25 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Jun 30 Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Jun 30 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Jul 6 Tay Zonday, American singer and keyboardist
  • Jul 7 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 7 Cassidy (Barry Adrian Reese), American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • Jul 13 Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
  • Jul 17 Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Person of interestPriyanka Chopra

Jul 18 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
  • Jul 18 Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter (Take It All Away), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 28 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Aug 5 Tobias Regner, German singer
  • Aug 17 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Aug 26 David Long, New Zealand composer, worked on Peter Jackson's films
  • Aug 28 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Aug 29 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • Aug 31 Patrick Nuo, Swiss pop singer, born in Lucerne
  • Sep 3 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter (Something Corporate), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Sep 3 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model (Spontania)
  • Sep 4 Hildur Guðnadóttir, Icelandic cellist and composer specializing in film scores (Chernobyl; The Joker), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Sep 5 Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Sep 9 Ai Otsuka, Japanese pop singer and songwriter ("Sakuranbo"), born in Osaka, Japan

Person of interestMisty Copeland

Sep 10 Misty Copeland, American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Sep 22 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress

Person of interestBillie Piper

Sep 22 Billie Piper, English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper
  • Sep 27 Lil Wayne [Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.], American rapper (Lollipop), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 28 Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
  • Sep 29 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • Oct 1 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop-dance singer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • Oct 2 George Pettit, Canadian hardcore singer (Alexisonfire), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • Oct 6 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • Oct 7 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • Oct 15 Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian singer
  • Oct 16 Vincy Chan, a Hong Kong-Singaporean Canto-pop singer ("My Memories are Not My Own"), born in Hong Kong

  • Oct 22 Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic", American DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
  • Oct 25 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer (at17), born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 28 Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter (If I Believe), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 29 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 31 The Cheeky Girls [Gabriela and Monica Irimia], British-Romanian pop singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
  • Nov 2 Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 6 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 8 Sam Sparro [Falson], Australian producer, singer, songwriter, former child actor, born in Sydney
  • Nov 11 Lil' Dave [Davis Shelton], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 13 Koda Kumi [Kumiko Kōda], Japanese singer (Butterfly), born in Fushimi, Kyoto
  • Nov 14 Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter (the Civil Wars), born in West Branch, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Ryan Starr, American singer
  • Nov 22 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • Dec 1 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • Dec 2 Pizon [Michael Scala], Italian-American rapper and producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Dec 3 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Keri Hilson, American singer and songwriter (The Way I Are), born in Decatur, Georgia

Person of interestNicki Minaj

Dec 8 Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • Dec 9 Vincent Accardi, American guitarist (Brand New), born in Wantagh, New York,
  • Dec 10 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • Dec 13 Anthony Callea, Australian singer and songwriter, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor, born in London
  • Dec 17 Onur Ozsu, Turkish music artist, born in Izmir
  • Dec 18 Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
  • Dec 19 Vincent Accardi, American musician
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer & actor, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Dec 24 Robert Schwartzman, American actor & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 25 Shystie, British rapper-songwriter, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • Dec 27 Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
  • Dec 29 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Québécois singer, born in Québec, Canada

About 1982

How Old? 37 or 38 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Dog (Jan 25 - Dec 31)