On This Day

Birthdays in Music on June 29

  • 1738 Constantin Reindl, German composer, born in Jettenhofen, Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1783 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1842 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • 1850 Joseph Paul Skelly, Irish-American composer (I Should Say So!), born in Ireland (d. 1895)
  • 1864 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1870 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1874 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1881 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1885 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1886 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1958)
  • 1897 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), born in Braunfels, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)

  • 1910 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, Baby It's Cold Outside), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1911 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (Citizen Kane; Psycho; Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1912 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1958)
  • 1914 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), born in Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1934 Henning Kronstam, Danish dancer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)
  • 1936 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • 1938 Billy Storm [Spicer], American singer (Valiants-This is the Night), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist and probation officer (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • 1943 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

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1943 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

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  • 1948 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • 1948 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • 1948 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake, Deep Purple), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1953 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • 1953 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • 1957 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1958 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley, South African music producer and mixer (Journey, Iron Maiden, Europe, Led Zeppelin), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1961 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist (Berlin Phil), born in Rheinfelden, West Germany
  • 1964 Stedman Pearson, English rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel), born in Islington, London
  • 1965 Tripp Eisen [Tod Salvador], American musician (Static-X), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Murray Foster, Canadian musician (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea), born in Thorn Hill, Ontario
  • 1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • 1971 Matthew Good, Canadian musician (Matthew Good Band), born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • 1972 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer, born in Jal el Dib, Lebanon
  • 1976 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Concords), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1978 Sam Farrar, Australian-American bassist (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1979 Abs Love [Richard Abidin Breen], English singer (Five), born in London
  • 1979 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, born in Amasra, Turkey (d. 2007)
  • 1980 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano singer and songwriter, born in Neath, Wales
  • 1983 Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Upland, California
  • 1984 Derek Lee Rock [Smith], American drummer (Mêlée)
  • 1986 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • 1993 George Sampson, English dancer and official ambassador of the United Dance Organisation, born in Warrington, Cheshire, England