Birthdays in Music on November 13

  • 1663 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 1699 Jan Zach, Czech composer, born in Čelákovice, Bohemia (d. 1773) baptism date
  • 1718 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx (d. 1784)
  • 1759 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer (d. 1848)
  • 1789 Martin de Ron, composer
  • 1811 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Petrograd (d. 1898)
  • 1854 George Whitfield Chadwick, American composer (Judi Van Winke), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • 1855 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1856 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1868 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)
  • 1875 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, born in Leon, Spain (d. 1937)
  • 1879 Maurice Delage, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1961)
  • 1882 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, born in Tottenham, London (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Janine Andrade, French violinist, born in Besançon, France (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1926 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • 1937 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • 1942 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1946 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1949 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • 1951 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • 1953 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)

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1955 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1956 Aldo Nova, rocker (Blood on the Bricks)
  • 1971 John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • 1972 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1973 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer
  • 1977 Chanel Cole, Australian singer
  • 1977 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978 Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • 1979 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • 1980 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1982 Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
  • 1982 Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • 1990 Jibbs, American rapper