Birthdays in Music on December 13

  • 1732 Jean-Claude Trial, composer
  • 1740 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
  • 1770 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer
  • 1797 Heinrich Heine, German poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • 1819 Edwin George Monk, composer
  • 1835 Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
  • 1838 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
  • 1843 George Stephanescu, composer
  • 1850 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1853 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • 1858 Jakab Gyula Major, composer
  • 1865 Gustav Luders, composer
  • 1877 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
  • 1889 Clarence Loomis, composer
  • 1898 Daniel Lazarus, French composer (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Yusef Greiss, composer
  • 1900 Jonel Perlea, composer
  • 1902 Paul Kurzbach, composer
  • 1903 Carlos Montoya, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1906 Ingemar Liljefors, composer
  • 1908 Victor Babin, composer
  • 1910 Lillian Roth [Rutstein],American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night, The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1920 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified)

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1929 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1938 Alvin Curran, composer
  • 1938 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1943 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)
  • 1946 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Deacon Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1949 Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
  • 1949 Walter "Clyde" Owen, rocker
  • 1950 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
  • 1954 John Anderson, American country singer and actor (I've Got a Feelin', Money in the Bank), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1954 Steve Forbert, American musician (Romeo's Tune), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1956 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
  • 1957 Morris Day, American singer (The Time)
  • 1958 Dana Strum, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
  • 1964 Lucky Peterson [Judge Kenneth Peterson], American musician (The Son of a Bluesman), born in Buffalo, New York

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1967 Jamie Foxx, American actor (Ray, In Living Color) comedian and musician, born in Terrell, Texas

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  • 1969 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Nicholas McCarthy, English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1975 Tom DeLonge, American guitarist (blink-182, Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1978 Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1981 Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
  • 1982 Anthony Callea, Australian singer/songwriter
  • 1983 Matt Deis, American bassist

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1989 Taylor Swift, American singer/songwriter (Our Song), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

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  • 1991 Jay Greenberg, American composer