Birthdays in Music on February 2

  • 1669 Louis Marchand, French baroque composer and organist (d. 1732)
  • 1714 Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • 1748 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • 1773 Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
  • 1804 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • 1817 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
  • 1840 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
  • 1844 Leander Schlegel, composer
  • 1847 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
  • 1856 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
  • 1873 Leopold Fall, Austrian operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • 1875 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1883 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • 1887 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Candelario Huizar, composer
  • 1904 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • 1908 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
  • 1911 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • 1912 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1919 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • 1924 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • 1925 Michel Paul Philippot, composer
  • 1925 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
  • 1927 Stan Getz, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • 1929 Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
  • 1937 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1942 Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • 1943 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1944 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • 1944 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Ronnie Goodson, American singer (Hi-Lites), born in New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • 1946 Howard Bellamy, vocalist (Bellamy Bros - Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • 1947 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1949 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • 1949 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1951 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • 1963 Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • 1968 Simon Wickham-Smith, composer and Mongolist
  • 1972 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • 1972 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • 1973 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)

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1977 Shakira, Colombian pop singer (Whenever Wherever, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

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  • 1977 Heather Martin, American gospel singer
  • 1978 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • 1980 Gucci Mane, African-American rapper
  • 1983 Alex Westaway, British musician
  • 1985 Melody Gardot, American jazz singer, born in New Jersey
  • 1992 Danielle White, American singer