On This Day

Birthdays in Music on June 10

  • 1781 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1790 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, born in Givet, France (d. 1875)
  • 1831 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1898)
  • 1843 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1900)
  • 1879 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, born in Portland, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1890 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight]), born in Prague (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1909 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

  • 1913 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cin Symph 1958), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, born in Yelets, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1915 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920 Zbyněk Vostřák, Czech composer (While We Are Falling Asleep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)

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1922 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • 1925 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Vasile Herman, composer
  • 1931 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Nicolas Roussakis, American composer, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1940 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • 1941 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • 1945 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1954 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1961 Maxi Priest, [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • 1961 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • 1961 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
  • 1964 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1967 Human Beatbox, [Darren Robinson], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1967 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • 1968 The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1971 Joel Hailey, American singer
  • 1973 Faith Evans, American singer
  • 1977 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1977 Adam Darski, Polish musician most known for being the leader of Behemoth
  • 1979 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1981 Hoku, American singer and actress