Birthdays in Music on February 29

  • 1696 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, born in Pernes (d. 1770)
  • 1724 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1822)
  • 1792 Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
  • 1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer
  • 1820 Adolf Schimon, composer
  • 1884 Alfred Sendrey, composer
  • 1896 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer
  • 1904 Alan Richardson, composer
  • 1904 Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show)
  • 1904 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)
  • 1928 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano
  • 1940 Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
  • 1944 David Briggs, record producer
  • 1956 Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care)
  • 1960 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • 1960 Khaled, Algerian ra├» musician
  • 1964 Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE
  • 1972 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)

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1976 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

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  • 1980 Chris Conley, American musician