Birthdays in Music on May 14

  • 1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer
  • 1707 Antonio Teixeira, composer
  • 1805 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer
  • 1816 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • 1864 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer
  • 1870 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • 1885 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1891 Egon Kornauth, composer
  • 1892 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer
  • 1892 Felix Petyrek, composer
  • 1893 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer
  • 1895 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • 1897 Sidney Bechet, American jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
  • 1898 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • 1898 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • 1900 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1911 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Lou Harrison, American composer (Rapunzel), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1924 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • 1925 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • 1925 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1926 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • 1928 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • 1931 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer
  • 1933 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • 1934 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • 1936 Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937 Peter Frederic Williams, composer
  • 1940 Troy Shondell, American singer
  • 1942 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • 1943 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist
  • 1943 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • 1944 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1946 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • 1946 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
  • 1947 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1952 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • 1953 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • 1960 Anne Clark, English singer
  • 1962 C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • 1962 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • 1966 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus)
  • 1966 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • 1966 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
  • 1969 David William Wood, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Raphael Wiggins, rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California
  • 1973 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • 1976 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • 1981 Sarbel, Greek-born singer
  • 1983 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • 1983 Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1990 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 1993 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer