Birthdays in Music on July 30

  • 1747 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1751 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1829)
  • 1793 Joseph-François Snel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1861)
  • 1824 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1889)
  • 1875 James W. Tate, English composer, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1922)
  • 1877 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1886 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, born in Sveg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Gerald Moore, English pianist (Am I Too Loud), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1899 John Woods Duke, American composer, born in Cumberland, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Joe Daley, American jazz tenor, clarinet and flute player, born in Salem, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Christine McGuire, American singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1933 Ben Piazza, American actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1991)
  • 1934 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1936 Buddy [George] Guy, American blues guitarist (Stone Crazy), born in Lettsworth, Louisiana
  • 1936 István Zelenka, Swiss composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1936 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, Russian composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1940 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1944 Teresa Cahill, opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 1945 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1946 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Joyce Jones, American singer (1st Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1950 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1955 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • 1958 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • 1958 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1965 Tex [Anthony] Axile, English rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in Crawley, Sussex, England
  • 1968 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • 1973 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • 1975 Tifini Hale, Palm Springs California, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • 1977 Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)