Birthdays in Music on July 3

  • 1802 Joseph Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Krásno, Czech Republic (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, born in Sarre (d. 1898)
  • 1846 Achilles Alferaki, Russian composer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1907)
  • 1854 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer, born in Hukvaldy, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1928)
  • 1855 Piotr Maszyński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1934)
  • 1860 William Wallace, Scottish composer, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • 1862 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1927)
  • 1871 Vicente Arregui Garay, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1925)

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1878 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1942)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1879 Philippe Gaubert, French musician and composer, born in Cahors, France (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Wilhelm Rettich, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, Ukrainian composer, born in Verkhnodniprovsk, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • 1899 Otto Reinhold, German composer, born in Erzgebirge (d. 1965)
  • 1907 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1920 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (Little Johnny C), born in Trenton, New Jersey ( d. 1997)
  • 1930 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Judith Durham, Australian singer (The Seekers), born in Essendon, Victoria
  • 1946 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Betty Buckley, American actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • 1948 Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1949 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Damon Harris, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Mike Corby [Michael John], Windsor, Berkshire, English guitarist/keyboardist (The Babys)
  • 1952 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • 1955 Neil Clar, rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • 1955 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • 1957 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Aaron Tippin, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1959 Stephen Pearcy, heavy metal vocalist (RATT-Round & Round), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Vince Clarke, Basildon Essex, rock keyboardist (Erasure)
  • 1961 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
  • 1961 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
  • 1964 Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), born in California
  • 1968 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1969 Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Grimsby, Ontario

Person of interestAudra McDonald

1970 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • 1976 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • 1985 Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor.