On This Day

Birthdays in Music on January 3

  • 1757 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
  • 1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1786 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • 1802 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • 1828 Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • 1830 Alexander Ewing, composer
  • 1853 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • 1865 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • 1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • 1870 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • 1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
  • 1895 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer and the father of modern Ukrainian music, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1895 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • 1900 Maurice Jaubert, French composer, born in Nice (d. 1940)

  • 1904 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1909 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1916 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Bernard Greenhouse, US cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1923 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • 1924 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Danny Overbea, American singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)

Person of interestGeorge Martin

1926 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
  • 1929 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1934 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • 1936 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Van Dyke Parks, American musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1944 David Atherton, English conductor
  • 1945 Stephen Stills, American songwriter and guitarist (Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

1946 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • 1948 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1950 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1954 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • 1959 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
  • 1961 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 1962 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1966 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1969 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1972 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • 1972 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1978 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1980 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1986 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer