Birthdays in Music on May 16

  • 1822 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1850 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • 1857 Juan Morel Campos, composer
  • 1858 Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Hanus Trnecek, composer
  • 1892 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • 1893 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer
  • 1897 Walther Geiser, composer
  • 1902 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1966)
  • 1913 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • 1917 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist

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1919 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

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  • 1926 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
  • 1930 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • 1931 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1932 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
  • 1941 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
  • 1944 Billy Cobham, Panama, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
  • 1945 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • 1946 Robert Fripp, guitarist (King Crimson)
  • 1947 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • 1950 Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
  • 1950 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • 1951 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • 1953 Richard Page, rocker (Mr Mister), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • 1958 Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1964 Boyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1965 Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)

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1966 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • 1968 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Editon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • 1974 Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • 1974 Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1975 Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
  • 1975 Tonéx, American singer
  • 1977 Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • 1978 David Ford, English singer/songwriter
  • 1983 Mince Fratelli, Scottish Drummer (The Fratellis)
  • 1983 Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer