Birthdays in Music on November 16

  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valetta (d. 1760)
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusett (d. 1836)
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)

Person of interestW. C. Handy

1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • 1938 Richard Landry, composer
  • 1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, composer
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1961 Corinne Hermès, French singer
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1969 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American Musician
  • 1978 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1981 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer
  • 1983 K, South Korean singer