Birthdays in Music on July 19

  • 1592 Erhard Buttner, German composer, born in Römhild (d. 1625)
  • 1670 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • 1735 Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, Anglo-Irish composer, born in Dangan Castle, County Meath, Ireland (d. 1781)
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)
  • 1750 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1788)
  • 1782 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • 1797 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, born in Neugersdorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • 1811 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain am Lech, Bavaria, Germany (d 1893)
  • 1855 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, born in Czernowitz, Austria (d. 1932)
  • 1863 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1873 Louis Zimmermann, Dutch violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)
  • 1905 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, born in Karviná, Austrian Silesia (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Noregsonger), born in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Günter Bialas, German composer, born in Bielschowitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1995)

  • 1909 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • 1914 Josef Páleníček, Czech composer, born in Travnik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1926 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1937 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1941 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1946 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland
  • 1947 Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947 Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1948 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1950 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • 1952 Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • 1958 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor, born in Malibu, California
  • 1968 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • 1971 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
  • 1971 Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1972 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1973 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1981 Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause)