On This Day

Birthdays in Music on May 28

  • 1765 Jean Baptiste Cartier, French musician and composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1841)
  • 1777 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, Flemish composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1858)
  • 1778 Friedrich Westenholz, German composer, born in Ludwigslust, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1779 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)
  • 1780 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1798 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, born in Prague (d. 1876)
  • 1830 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • 1841 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Léon Vasseur, French composer, born in Bapaume, France (d. 1917)
  • 1883 George Dyson, English musician and composer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1883 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1886 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Andy Kirk, American jazz musician (I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)), born in Newport, Kentucky (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Tommy Ladnier, American jazz musician, born in Mandeville, Louisiana (d. 1939)
  • 1904 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, born in Tiflis (d. 1984)

  • 1906 Phil Regan, American actor and singer (My Wild Irish Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestT-Bone Walker

1910 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1915 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Austrian violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Papa John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone (Doktor Faust), born in Zehlendorf, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1930 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard, American composer and educator, born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • 1934 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1943 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1943 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • 1944 Gladys Knight, American singer known as the Empress of Soul (The Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)

  • 1944 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1945 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1947 Leland Sklar, American bass guitarist and session musician (James Taylor; Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, American musician and producer (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1954 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1959 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1959 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1961 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • 1963 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1964 Phil Vassar, American country music singer-songwriter (Just Another Day In Paradise), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1965 Chris Ballew, American musician

Person of interestKylie Minogue

1968 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • 1977 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1980 Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1981 Adam Green, American singer and songwriter
  • 1985 Colbie Caillat, American folk singer-songwriter (Breakthrough, Bubbly, Realize), born in Malibu, California