Birthdays in Music on July 5

  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1613)
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, born in Modena, Italy (baptized date) (d. 1738)
  • 1764 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Pusté Úľany, Slovakia (d. 1820)
  • 1775 William Crotch, English composer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1847)
  • 1847 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 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 (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, born in La Cruz, Chile (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, American composer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)

  • 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, American composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1927 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 NYC, New York
  • 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)
  • 1976 Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
  • 1977 Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
  • 1979 Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1980 Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California
  • 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)