Birthdays in Music on May 15

  • 1567 Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, Italian composer (L'Orfeo), born in Cremona, Duchy of Milan (d. 1643) baptism date
  • 1567 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo,espro della Beata Vergine), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1643)
  • 1754 Pierre Dutillieu, composer
  • 1759 Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer
  • 1764 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer
  • 1795 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • 1807 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
  • 1808 Gottfried Herrmann, composer
  • 1808 Michael William Balfe, composer
  • 1813 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, born in Pest (d.1888)
  • 1841 Giovanni Bolzoni, composer
  • 1873 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [NS]
  • 1878 Francisco Pujol, composer
  • 1883 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)
  • 1893 Michel Gusikoff, composer
  • 1907 Josef Alexander, composer
  • 1908 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • 1909 Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • 1910 Constance Cummings, American soprano and actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • 1918 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
  • 1923 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Andrey Yakoulevich Eshpay, composer
  • 1925 Emmanuel Ghent, composer
  • 1926 Clermont Pepin, composer
  • 1935 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • 1936 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian singer/actress (Cinderfella)
  • 1936 Jean Balissat, composer
  • 1937 Trini Lopez [Tinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1941 K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
  • 1941 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Richard Edward Wilson, composer
  • 1944 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • 1945 Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
  • 1947 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • 1948 Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
  • 1949 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • 1951 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Mike Oldfield, England, composer (Tubular Bells)
  • 1959 Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • 1961 Melle Mel, American musician
  • 1968 Seth Putnam, American musician
  • 1969 Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • 1970 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1970 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • 1974 Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
  • 1982 Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1983 Devin Bronson, American guitarist (Avril Lavigne)
  • 1987 Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
  • 1995 Ksenia Sitnik, Belarusian singer