Birthdays in Music on July 10

  • 1697 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1759 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, German composer (d. 1838)
  • 1778 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1858)
  • 1779 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1858)
  • 1826 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • 1835 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), born in Lubin, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1858 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • 1882 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1882 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • 1890 André Souris, Belgian composer, born in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1894 Jimmy McHugh, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Carl Orff, German composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1900 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1904 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)

  • 1908 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Ralph "Rusty" Gill,, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, Georgian composer (Tbiliso), born in Baghdati (d. 1981)
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), born in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1930 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Jerry Herman, American composer (Hello Dolly), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Jan Wincenty Hawel, Polish composer, born in Pszów, Poland
  • 1937 Sandy Stewart, American singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1939 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1941 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey
  • 1941 Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1943 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1945 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1947 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • 1949 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1951 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland

  • 1952 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1953 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)
  • 1954 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1958 Béla Fleck, American banjo player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and theatre and opera director, born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland
  • 1961 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • 1970 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • 1970 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1972 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • 1976 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • 1978 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)

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1980 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

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  • 1980 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • 1983 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • 1989 Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)