Birthdays in Music on July 23

  • 1734 Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
  • 1735 Johannes Herbst, composer
  • 1769 Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer
  • 1773 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
  • 1793 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
  • 1796 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer
  • 1803 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
  • 1806 Eduard Marxsen, composer
  • 1825 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
  • 1838 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
  • 1849 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1856 Arthur H Bird, composer
  • 1866 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1876 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • 1884 Apolinary Szeluto, composer
  • 1892 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), born in Nigdé (Capodocia), Turkey (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • 1904 Adone Zecchi, composer
  • 1905 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • 1916 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1920 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Jerome Rosen, composer
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1935 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • 1940 Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
  • 1942 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • 1942 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • 1943 Tony Joe White, rocker
  • 1944 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1945 Harold W Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1946 Andy MacKay, English rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London
  • 1946 Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1947 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1950 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • 1950 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1952 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1961 Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • 1965 Slash, [Saul Hudson], rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • 1968 Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • 1970 Sam Waters, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up), born in Camp Springs, Maryland

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1971 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

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  • 1971 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
  • 1971 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • 1973 Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
  • 1973 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • 1976 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • 1978 Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • 1980 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
  • 1981 Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)
  • 1985 Matthew Murphy, English musician (The Wombats)