Birthdays in Music on January 18

  • 1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
  • 1732 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
  • 1751 Ferdinand Kauer, composer
  • 1793 William Henry Havergal, composer
  • 1817 Jacques Gregoir, composer
  • 1835 Caesar A Cui, fort architect/composer, born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1840 Ernst Rudorff, composer
  • 1841 Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (España, Joyeuse marche, Le Roi Malgré Lui), born in Ambert, Puy-de-Dôme (d. 1894)
  • 1856 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
  • 1893 John Lawrence Seymour, composer
  • 1903 Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • 1907 Janos Ferencsik, conductor (Budapest Opera), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1911 Gabor Darvas, composer
  • 1915 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1919 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, composer, born in Santiago, Chile

  • 1920 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • 1941 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • 1944 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • 1950 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 1952 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • 1956 George Mark Collie, American country singer (Another Old Soldier), born in Waynesboro Tennessee
  • 1956 Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • 1959 Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
  • 1967 M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer (Rent, The Flash), born in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • 1970 DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper [Quik Is the Name], born in Compton, California
  • 1971 Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
  • 1973 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1974 Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak), born in Wigan, England
  • 1977 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
  • 1979 Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
  • 1980 Estelle Swaray, English singer
  • 1983 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983 Katie White, British musician (the Ting Tings), born in Lowton, England
  • 1984 Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
  • 1984 Maarja Kivi, Estonian singer
  • 1988 Ronnie Day [Ronald Guglielmone Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Nine Sleepless Nights), born in Redwood City, California