Musicians Born on December 13

  • 1732 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1771)
  • 1740 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, born in Bad Wurzach, Germany (d. 1785)
  • 1770 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)
  • 1797 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • 1819 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, born in Frome, Somerset (d. 1900)
  • 1835 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1838 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, born in Chartres, France (d. 1873)
  • 1843 George Stephănescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1925)
  • 1850 Iver Holter, Norwegian conductor (Oslo Philharmonic, 1886-1911), and composer (St. Hans Kveld), born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1853 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao musician, composer and screenwriter, born in Curacao (d. 1911)
  • 1858 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Kosice, Czech Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1865 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1877 Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer (Carol of the Bells), born in Selevyntsi, Podolia, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1898 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, born in Ograda, Romania (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Paul Kurzbach, German composer, born in Hohndorf, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Carlos Montoya, American flamenco guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1993)
  • 1906 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Victor Babin, Russian-American concert pianist (Vronsky & Babin), composer, and educator (Cleveland Institute, 1961-72), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 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 (d. 1972)
  • 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 [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise; I Surrender Dear; Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke (96 years old)

1925 American Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Rob Petrie": Bye Bye Birdie; Mary Poppins; The Comic; Diagnosis: Murder), born in West Plains, Missouri

  • 1928 Joe Messina, American soul, jazz, and R&B session guitarist (Soupy Sales; The Funk Brothers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933 Lou Adler, American music executive, director, producer, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Alvin Curran, American composer (Inner Cities; I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling at the Zurich Hauptbahnhof), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1938 Tony Gomez, British rock keyboardist (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"; "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1943 (Margaret) "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita; Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1945 Robert Martinez, Mexican-American drummer (? and the Mysterians - "96 Tears"), born in Texas
  • 1946 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Charles “Chuck” Findley, American jazz and rock session trumpet and flugelhorn player (Steely Dan; The Carpenters; The Tonight Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Davy O'List, British rock guitarist (The Nice. 1967-68; Roxy Music, 1970-72), born in Chiswick, England
  • 1948 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan, 1972-74; The Doobie Brothers, 1974-79), and missile defense consultant, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Ted Nugent, American rock guitarist ("Cat Scratch Fever"; Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Mark Elf, American Jazz guitarist (Trickynometry), and educator, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1949 Randy Owen, American country music star (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • 1949 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • 1950 Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 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 singer-songwriter ("Romeo's Tune"; "Going Down To Laurel"), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1956 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer, born in Kfarshima, Lebanon
  • 1957 Morris Day, American funk-R&B singer (The Time), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1958 Dana Strum [Strumwasser], American rock bassist (Slaughter - "Up All Night"; "Days Gone By"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, born in Chichester, England
  • 1964 (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R&B musician ("The Son of A Bluesman"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1964 Hide [Hideto Matsumoto], Japanese rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (X Japan; Zilch), born in Midorigaoka, Japan (d. 1998)

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx (54 years old)

1967 American comedian (In Living Color), Academy Award-winning actor (Ray), and Grammy Award-winning musician ("Blame It"), born in Terrell, Texas

  • 1969 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer, born in Almaty, Kaszakhstan (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Nicholas McCarthy, German-English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand), born in Blackpool, England
  • 1975 Tom DeLonge, American guitarist (blink-182, Angels & Airwaves), born in Poway, California
  • 1978 Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone), born in Tokyo
  • 1981 Amy Lee [Hartzler], American singer and songwriter (Evanescence), born in Riverside, California
  • 1982 Anthony Callea, Australian singer and songwriter, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1983 Matt Deis, American bassist (All That Remains), born in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift (32 years old)

1989 American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning country-pop singer-songwriter ("You Belong To Me"; "Our Song"; "All Too Well"), and Guinness World Record holder born in Reading, Pennsylvania

  • 1991 Jay Greenberg, American composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut