Birthdays in Music on June 5

  • 1665 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, born in Mantes-sur-Seine (d. 1734)
  • 1686 Cristoph Raupach, composer
  • 1759 Theodor Zwetler, composer
  • 1798 Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer
  • 1813 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer
  • 1826 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer
  • 1863 Arthur Somervell, composer
  • 1876 Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)
  • 1879 Adolf Wiklund, composer
  • 1884 Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • 1895 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • 1909 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Friedrich Wildgans, composer
  • 1914 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1918 Branimir Sakac, composer
  • 1919 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1920 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1923 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
  • 1925 Dorothy Claire, LaPorte Ind, singer (Winchell & Mahoney)
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, composer
  • 1935 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • 1937 Stanley Lunetta, composer
  • 1937 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1940 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • 1941 Martha Argerich, pianist (debut 1949), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942 Charles Dodge, composer
  • 1943 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • 1944 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • 1945 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • 1946 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1947 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1948 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • 1950 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Hair, All over your face)
  • 1952 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1954 Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
  • 1954 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • 1956 Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones)
  • 1956 Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1959 Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • 1964 Mags, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • 1964 Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • 1965 Sandrine Piau, French soprano
  • 1969 Brian McKnight, American musician

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1971 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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  • 1972 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1973 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • 1977 Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • 1977 Christian Martucci, American musician
  • 1977 Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
  • 1979 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1979 David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • 1981 Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1984 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
  • 1995 Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer