Birthdays in Music on March 13

  • 1700 James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, French composer, born in Besançon (d. 1768)
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in Türkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, born in Svitavy, Czech Republic (d. 1799)
  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)
  • 1832 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (d. 1903)
  • 1862 Vasiliy Metallov, Russian composer and musical historian, born in Saratov, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1883 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Michael Taube, Polish composer, born in Lodz, Poland (1972)
  • 1890 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)

  • 1899 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, born in Pyriatyn, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1917 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1930 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer, born in West Plains, Missouri
  • 1930 Blue [Richard Allen] Mitchell, American jazz musician (Riverside, Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • 1931 Rosalind Elias, American mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York
  • 1937 Terence "Terry" Cox, British musician (Pentangle, Duffy's Nucleus, Humblebums), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1938 Hans-Joachim Hespos, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • 1938 Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • 1939 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Candi [Canzetta Maria] Staton, American gospel singer (Young Hearts Run Free), born in Hanceville, Alabama
  • 1942 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lesley Collier, English ballet dancer, born in Orpington, England
  • 1947 Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1949 Julia Migenes, American soprano, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1952 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1959 Ronnie Rogers, British guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • 1960 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow), born in Chinnor, England
  • 1962 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1976 James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids), born in Liberty, Missouri
  • 1977 Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade), born in South Carolina
  • 1979 Spanky G [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • 1984 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan