Birthdays in Music on December 24

  • 1653 Georg Motz, German composer, born in Augsburg (d. 1733)
  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer
  • 1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
  • 1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
  • 1761 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
  • 1773 Joseph Wolfl, composer
  • 1812 Henry Russell, composer
  • 1813 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
  • 1824 Peter Cornelius, composer
  • 1826 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • 1829 Benjamin Ipavec, composer
  • 1829 José Rogel, Spanish composer, born in Orihuela (d. 1901)
  • 1859 Roman Statkowski, composer
  • 1870 Rosario Scalero, composer
  • 1879 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
  • 1881 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer
  • 1881 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer
  • 1898 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1904 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • 1906 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Adam Popovich, composer
  • 1910 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1913 Karl Michael Komma, composer
  • 1920 Dave Bartholomew, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in Edgard, Louisiana
  • 1921 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer
  • 1924 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • 1927 Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)
  • 1929 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • 1930 Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], American dancer
  • 1931 Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
  • 1944 Mike Curb, singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1945 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • 1950 Libbi Larsen, composer
  • 1950 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw)
  • 1951 Johnny Contardo, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
  • 1957 Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)
  • 1957 Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • 1958 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer
  • 1962 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1963 Mary Ramsey, singer (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1965 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter
  • 1968 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
  • 1969 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1970 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter

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1971 Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer (Menudo) and actor (General Hospital), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • 1971 Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer
  • 1980 Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
  • 1982 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1982 Robert Carmine, American singer
  • 1986 Edward Southall, British composer
  • 1991 Louis Tomlinson, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Doncaster, England