Birthdays in Music on July 16

  • 1725 Georg Simon Lohlein, composer
  • 1728 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • 1822 Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
  • 1834 Carlo Angeloni, composer
  • 1848 Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
  • 1855 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
  • 1858 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • 1901 Fritz Mahler, composer
  • 1902 Mary Philbin, American actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1903 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
  • 1909 John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1912 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1928 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
  • 1930 John Everett Watts, composer
  • 1932 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
  • 1936 Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1938 Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, composer
  • 1939 William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
  • 1939 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)
  • 1940 Tony Jackson, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician
  • 1942 Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
  • 1947 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • 1948 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • 1948 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • 1949 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1950 Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
  • 1952 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)

Person of interestMichael Flatley

1958 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • 1960 Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
  • 1971 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
  • 1972 Mindy Carson, American vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Jamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardist
  • 1994 Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor