On This Day

Birthdays in Music on March 24

  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1740 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1817 Aimé Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), born in Montpellier, Hérault, France (d. 1876)
  • 1820 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, born in Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1900 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1927 János Decsényi, Hungarian composer (Farewell to a Vanished Century), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)

  • 1933 David Harries, composer
  • 1935 Carol Kaye, American session bassist (Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1936 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • 1936 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1937 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • 1938 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Lee Oskar [Leviton], Danish rock harmonicist (War - Why Can't We Be Friends?), born in Copenhagen
  • 1946 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1949 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1951 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • 1960 Nena, German pop singer
  • 1962 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1974 Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • 1975 Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
  • 1977 Corneille, Canadian-Rwandan singer
  • 1982 Nivea, American singer