On This Day

Birthdays in Music on June 28

  • 1547 Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1599)
  • 1586 Paul Siefert, German composer and organist, born in Danzig (d. 1666)
  • 1734 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, born in Abbeville, Hauts-de-France, France (d. 1794)
  • 1831 Joseph Joachim, German violinist (Hungarian Concerto), born in Köpcsény, Moson County, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1907)
  • 1847 Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Icelandic composer (Lofsöngur - National Anthem of Iceland), born in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland (d. 1927)
  • 1852 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1874 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • 1879 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Ägnö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1885 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1951)
  • 1887 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, born in Mladá Boleslav Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • 1893 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1967)

  • 1906 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor, composer, educator (Munich Philharmonic 1979-1996), born in Roman, Moldavia, Romania (d. 1996)
  • 1913 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • 1915 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1928 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1930 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1936 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Dave Knights, British rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1946 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1954 Ava Barber, American country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1955 Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone, born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1968 Chayanne [Elmer Figueroa Arce], Puerto Rican singer, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1975 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), born in Strömstad, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1977 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician (Mor ve Ötesi), born in Ankara, Turkey
  • 1979 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981 Michael Crafter, Australian musician (I Killed The Prom Queen), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1983 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • 1986 Kellie Pickler, American country music singer (Best Days of Your Life), born in Albemarle, North Carolina
  • 1988 Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Redland, California