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 and 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 and composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1760 František Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, born in Duchcov (d. 1822)
  • 1789 George Augustus Kollmann, composer
  • 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 and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1909 Mihaly Hajou, composer
  • 1911 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1919 Robert Suter, composer
  • 1920 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • 1921 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • 1926 Lizbeth Webb, Reading, UK, soprano, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • 1928 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Richard Dufallo, clarinetist/conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 David Johnson, composer
  • 1941 Joe Terranoua, rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
  • 1942 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • 1942 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Robert Wittinger, composer
  • 1947 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • 1947 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • 1951 Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
  • 1951 Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
  • 1951 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • 1954 Alides Hidding, singer/guitarist (Time Bandits)
  • 1955 Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)
  • 1958 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist/keyboardist (Jack of Hearts)
  • 1959 Jody Watley, Chic, dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love)
  • 1967 Bill Leverty, guitarist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1967 Jay Gordon, American musician
  • 1968 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
  • 1975 Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
  • 1981 Josh Kelley, American musician
  • 1986 Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
  • 1989 Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
  • 1990 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer