Birthdays in Music on June 16

  • 1591 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1633 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer
  • 1637 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer
  • 1752 Meingosus Gaelle, composer
  • 1843 David Popper, composer
  • 1843 Jan Malat, Czech composer (d. 1915)
  • 1853 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer
  • 1863 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer
  • 1874 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1936)
  • 1894 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • 1903 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer
  • 1909 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert)
  • 1910 Ilona Massey, actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Francis Lopez, composer
  • 1923 Ake Hermanson, composer
  • 1923 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • 1929 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Ivo Petric, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • 1934 Carl (Little Caesar) Burnett, vocalist (Little Caesar & the Romans)
  • 1934 Lucia Dlugoszewski, composer
  • 1938 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • 1939 Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1941 Lamont Dozier, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Eddie Levert, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • 1945 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1946 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • 1947 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1949 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • 1953 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1954 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1954 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • 1958 Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • 1962 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1971 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 1978 Jasmine "Fish" Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • 1980 Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • 1981 Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter
  • 1982 Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter

Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

1987 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • 1988 Keshia Chante, Canadian singer
  • 1988 Leeland Dayton Mooring, American musician (Leeland)