Birthdays in Music on February 28

  • 1616 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1747 Justin Morgan, composer
  • 1854 Juliusz Zarebski, composer
  • 1857 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
  • 1875 Viliam Figus, composer
  • 1876 John Alden Carpenter, composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1877 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
  • 1878 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
  • 1882 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
  • 1890 Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer (3/12 NS), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1895 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • 1910 Roman Maciejewski, composer
  • 1920 Edward Kassner, music publisher
  • 1921 Vladimir Sommer, composer
  • 1926 Seymour Shifrin, composer
  • 1926 Stanley Glasser, composer
  • 1929 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1934 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • 1939 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1940 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1943 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Charles Bernstein, American composer
  • 1945 Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • 1949 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Stephen Chatman, composer
  • 1951 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1952 Eddie Manion, saxophonist
  • 1952 William Finn, American composer
  • 1955 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957 Cindy Wilson, American rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1957 Ian Stanley, keyboardist
  • 1957 Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1957 Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1958 Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1967 Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need)
  • 1969 Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
  • 1969 Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
  • 1971 Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
  • 1977 Jason Aldean, American country singer
  • 1978 Jeanne Cherhal, French Singer-songwriter
  • 1984 Ben Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
  • 1985 Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
  • 1988 Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
  • 1989 Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer