Musicians Born on July 16

  • 1725 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1728 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • 1822 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Crescentino, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1834 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1901)
  • 1848 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • 1855 C. F. Abdy Williams, British organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Dawlish, England (d. 1923)
  • 1858 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • 1901 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian saxophonist, singer, and songwriter (Royal Canadians - "Coquette"; "Seems Like Old Times"), born in London, Ontario (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), born in Zagarolo, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1909 (John Edward) "Teddy" Buckner, American dixieland jazz trumpeter, born in Sherman, Texas (d. 1994)

Ginger Rogers

1911 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

  • 1912 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1918 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (Okey Ka Fairy Ko!), born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1927 Mindy Carson, American popular music vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1928 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • 1930 John Everett Watts, American composer (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1932 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Buddy Merrill [Leslie Behunin], American guitarist and steel guitar player (Lawrence Welk Show. 1955-74), born in Torrey, Utah (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), born in Dingle, Liverpool, England (d. 2003)
  • 1939 William Bell, American soul and R&B singer ("Tryin' To Love Two"), and songwriter ("Born Under a Bad Sign"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician (Mojoj vjernoj publici), born in Tribunj, Croatia
  • 1942 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces - "Israelites"), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Betty Davis (née Mabry); American model, soul and funk singer-songwriter ("They Say I'm Different"; "Nasty Gal"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2022)
  • 1944 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), born in Wynne, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1948 Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli-American violinist (Leventritt Prize, 1967), conductor (St. Paul Chamber, 1980-87; National Arts Centre (Canada), 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1948 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1949 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, American rock bassist (Sammy Hagar), and keyboardist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1950 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Stewart Copeland, American drummer (The Police - "Roxanne"), and film score composer (Wall Street; SubUrbia), born in Alexandria, Virginia

Michael Flatley

1958 Michael Flatley, Irish-American dancer-choreographer (Riverdance; Lord of Dance), flute player, and filmmaker, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1959 Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1960 Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • 1971 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Jamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardist (No Devotion), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • 1983 Sarah Quartel, Canadian composer, chiefly of choral music, born in London, Ontario
  • 1994 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor (Ugly Betty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania