On This Day

Birthdays in Music on January 30

  • 1505 Thomas Tallis, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1585)
  • 1563 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1647 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1694 Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, composer
  • 1697 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)
  • 1710 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • 1724 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, born in Rosenheim (d. 1797)
  • 1752 Joseph Matthias Kracher, Austrian composer, born in Mattighofen, Austria (d. 1835)
  • 1756 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1760 František Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, born in Duchcov (d. 1822)
  • 1861 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler [Martin Karl Löffler], German-born US violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1862 Walter Johannes Damrosch, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1950)
  • 1892 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta & film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1911 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Robert Suter, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 2008)

  • 1920 George Skibine, Russian-American ballet dancer & choreographer (Tragedy in Verona), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1981)
  • 1921 Bernie Leighton, American orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1926 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Harold Prince, American producer & director (West Side Story, Evita), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1928 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1940 David Johnson, American composer, born in Batavia, New York
  • 1942 Dries Holten, Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres), born in Cimahi, Indonesia
  • 1942 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in New York City, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria
  • 1947 Martin Christoph Redel, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • 1947 Steve Marriott, English musician & songwriter (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Andy Anderson, English drummer (Cure), born in Essex, England
  • 1951 Phil Collins, English drummer & singer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born in Chiswick, England
  • 1954 Alides Hidding, Dutch singer & songwriter (Time Bandits), born in Schoonoord, Netherlands
  • 1958 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1959 Jody Watley, American dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Bill Leverty, American guitarist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1967 Jay Gordon, American musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3), born in Eureka, California
  • 1975 Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi), born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1981 Josh Kelley, American musician, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1986 Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter, born in Essex, England
  • 1989 Khleo Thomas, American actor & rapper, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1990 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1991 Rebecca Lovell, American singer & guitarist (Larkin Poe), born in Atlanta, Georgia