Birthdays in Music on December 9

  • 1610 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1680)
  • 1715 Georg Gottfried Petri, German composer, born in Żary, Poland (d. 1795)
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, born in Massa, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1804)
  • 1754 Etienne Ozi, French composer and bassoonist, born in Nimes (d. 1813)
  • 1791 Peter Josef von Lindpaintner, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1856)
  • 1796 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, French composer, born in Verneuil, Eure, France (d. 1869)
  • 1837 Émile Waldteufel, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Emma Abbott, American soprano, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1891)
  • 1854 P. J. Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Nurmes, Finland (d. 1924)
  • 1859 Algernon Ashton, British composer, born in Durham, England (d. 1937)
  • 1862 Karel Kovařovic, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1920)
  • 1864 Sidney Homer, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1882 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1949)
  • 1895 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, born in Barcelona (d. 1936)
  • 1899 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1906 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
  • 1915 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in Jarotschin, German Empire (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Pierre Henry, composer
  • 1929 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1932 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
  • 1932 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Alan Ridout, English composer, born in West Wickham, (d. 1996)
  • 1934 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1935 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1938 William Thomas McKinley, composer
  • 1940 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
  • 1941 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 George Baker [Johannes Bouwens], Dutch singer and songwriter (Paloma Blanca, Little Green Bag), born in Hoorn, Netherlands
  • 1944 Guy Darrell [John Swail], British singer (I've Been Hurt), born in Kent, England
  • 1945 Michael Nouri, actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Dennis Dunaway, rocker
  • 1950 Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
  • 1954 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American Clavé), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician
  • 1956 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
  • 1957 Donny Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1958 Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)
  • 1964 Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1968 Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1970 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
  • 1972 Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • 1974 Canibus, American rapper
  • 1977 Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter
  • 1979 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Vincent Accardi, American guitarist Brand New
  • 1990 LaFee, German singer