Birthdays in Music on June 14

  • 1691 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, born in Banská (d. 1758)
  • 1730 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence (d. 1786) [or Jul 23 1734]
  • 1760 Candido Jose Ruano, composer
  • 1763 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer
  • 1769 Dominique Della-Maria, composer
  • 1835 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer
  • 1854 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1865 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer
  • 1877 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • 1882 Michael Zadora, American pianist and composer, born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • 1884 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • 1904 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1908 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1909 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)

  • 1910 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • 1916 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • 1918 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian composer, born in Zlatoust, Ural (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, composer
  • 1936 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Harold Wheeler, American composer
  • 1943 Dewey Lindon "Spooner" Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, born in Center Star, Alabama
  • 1945 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • 1947 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • 1948 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1949 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • 1949 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • 1949 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • 1953 David Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Pere Ubu)
  • 1956 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1958 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • 1961 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • 1963 Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1965 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1969 MC Ren, American rapper
  • 1973 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • 1975 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1978 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • 1982 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1984 Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (ex-Sugababes)
  • 1988 Kevin Michael McHale, American singer