On This Day

Birthdays in Music on January 13

  • 1683 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1690 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
  • 1727 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
  • 1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • 1778 Anton Fischer, composer
  • 1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • 1824 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • 1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • 1866 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • 1870 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor/musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish] "last of red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer, born in Tulchyn, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1898 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Yasuji Kiyose, Japanese composer, born in Yokkaichi, Oita Prefecture (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England

  • 1905 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • 1909 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1917 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1918 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1923 Danil Shafran, cellist
  • 1925 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), born in Culver City, California (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1936 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • 1936 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1938 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • 1943 William Duckworth, composer
  • 1946 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1947 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • 1955 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 1955 Trevor Rabin, South African rock guitarist and film score composer (Yes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1955 Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter (The Messengers), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1956 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • 1957 Don Snow, rocker (Squeeze)
  • 1959 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1961 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings, England
  • 1962 Trace Adkins, American country singer (Ladies Love Country Boys, You're Gonna Miss This), born in Sarepta, Louisiana
  • 1963 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1967 George Paterson, Scottish singer/songwriter DMP
  • 1968 Chara [Miwa Watabiki], Japanese singer and actress (Swallowtail Butterfly), born in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
  • 1980 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland
  • 1981 Jason James, Welsh musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1989 Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer