On This Day

Birthdays in Music on July 22

  • 1597 Virgilio Mazzocchi, Italian composer, born in Veja (d. 1646)
  • 1642 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1686)
  • 1651 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian composer, born in Würzburg (d. 1711)
  • 1830 Herbert Stanley Oakeley, English composer, born in Ealing (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Benjamin Hanby, American composer (Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"), born in Rushville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1853 Victor Roger, French composer (Les vingt-huit jours de Clairette), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1903)
  • 1871 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, born in Halmi (d. 1935)
  • 1873 Ettore Pozzoli, Italian composer and pianist, born in Seregno (d. 1957)
  • 1879 Gustaf Heintze, Swedish pianist, organist, pedagogue and composer, born in Jönköping (d. 1946)
  • 1889 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • 1901 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer
  • 1905 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • 1907 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1913 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)

  • 1914 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 1928 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, composer
  • 1941 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1941 Thomas Wayne, American singer (Tragedy) (d. 1971)
  • 1943 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1946 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • 1946 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Don Henley, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado), born in Linden, Texas

Person of interestAlan Menken

1949 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1951 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1954 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1956 Mick Pointer, rock drummer (Marillion)
  • 1960 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)

  • 1961 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1962 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
  • 1962 Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • 1963 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • 1967 Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • 1969 Despina Vandi, Greek singer
  • 1973 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • 1973 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 1974 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer (Meet Me at the Movies), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • 1980 Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • 1980 Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
  • 1983 Arsenium, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)

Person of interestSelena Gomez

1992 Selena Gomez, American actress and singer (Revival, Stars Dance), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • 1997 Field Cate, American actor and musician (Pushing Daisies), born in Burlington, Vermont