Birthdays in Music on January 2

  • 1732 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer
  • 1807 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
  • 1809 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
  • 1837 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1910)
  • 1846 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer,son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • 1896 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer
  • 1899 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1901 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • 1904 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • 1905 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • 1907 Salvador Ley, composer
  • 1908 Janis Kepitis, composer
  • 1912 Andre Ameller, composer
  • 1912 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • 1913 Gardner Read, composer, born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1917 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
  • 1928 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • 1929 Art Prysock, jazz musician
  • 1930 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

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1936 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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  • 1943 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1944 Peter Eotvos, composer
  • 1946 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1949 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • 1950 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • 1952 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • 1952 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • 1954 Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  • 1958 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • 1970 Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • 1970 Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
  • 1972 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • 1975 Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • 1975 Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  • 1978 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 1987 Syesha Mercado, American singer