Birthdays in Music on November 14

  • 1663 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
  • 1679 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1719 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer
  • 1774 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, composer
  • 1778 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer
  • 1796 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • 1805 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
  • 1825 August Reissmann, composer
  • 1829 Giulio Roberti, composer
  • 1845 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • 1879 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • 1887 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer

Person of interestAaron Copland

1900 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990), born in Brooklyn, New York

Composer Aaron Copland
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  • 1901 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • 1904 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1904 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1905 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • 1919 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • 1920 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1922 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1923 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • 1924 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • 1927 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1930 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • 1935 Donald Edwin White, advertising copywriter/opera administrator
  • 1936 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Wendy (Walter) Carlos, Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach)
  • 1940 Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1944 Scherrie Payne, US singer (Supremes-Incredible)
  • 1948 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1951 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • 1951 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • 1954 Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)
  • 1957 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1959 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1960 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1964 Andrew, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1964 Joseph "Run" Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)
  • 1964 Rev Run, American rapper
  • 1967 Nina Gordon, American singer
  • 1969 Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1972 Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • 1973 Moka Only, Canadian musician
  • 1975 Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)
  • 1975 Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1977 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1979 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1983 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • 1984 Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 1990 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)