Birthdays in Music on December 14

  • 1730 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1738 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
  • 1779 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
  • 1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
  • 1789 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
  • 1868 Richard Batka, composer
  • 1873 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • 1875 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • 1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • 1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
  • 1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
  • 1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
  • 1905 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
  • 1906 Helmut Bornefeld, composer
  • 1911 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1920 Clark Terry, US jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1927 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1932 Abbe Lane, singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
  • 1933 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in San Francisco)
  • 1942 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
  • 1946 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
  • 1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947 Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1952 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • 1953 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • 1954 Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
  • 1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
  • 1958 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
  • 1959 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • 1964 C[arl] J[eff] Snare, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Tim Skold, Swedish-American musician
  • 1970 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • 1970 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
  • 1972 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
  • 1973 Tia Texada, American actress and singer
  • 1975 Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer
  • 1978 Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • 1979 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model
  • 1980 Frankie J, American singer
  • 1980 Tata Young, Thai-American singer
  • 1982 Anthony Way, English singer and actor
  • 1985 Ren Yagami, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1988 Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress
  • 1988 Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper and actress (Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • 1991 Offset [Kiari Cephus], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • 1992 Tori Kelly, American singer