Birthdays in Music on July 5

  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, composer
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer
  • 1764 Janos Lavotta, composer
  • 1775 William Crotch, composer
  • 1847 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, composer
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, composer
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
  • 1880 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • 1895 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich. Germany
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, composer
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
  • 1913 Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • 1918 George Rochberg, composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, composer
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, composer
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, composer
  • 1938 Stanley Joel Silverman, composer
  • 1940 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • 1950 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • 1951 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • 1952 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • 1954 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
  • 1955 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1958 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1959 Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)
  • 1961 Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
  • 1963 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
  • 1965 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
  • 1968 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • 1969 RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1970 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • 1973 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1973 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • 1975 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • 1975 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • 1976 Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
  • 1977 Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
  • 1979 Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1980 Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
  • 1984 Yu Yamada, Ryukyuan model, actress and singer
  • 1985 Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress
  • 1985 Nick O'Malley, British indie rock musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1989 Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)