Birthdays in Music on November 2

  • 1692 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, born in Delden, Netherlands (d. 1766)
  • 1739 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)
  • 1785 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1785 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer
  • 1842 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • 1843 Caryl Florio, composer, Pen-name of William James Rob John
  • 1843 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1893)
  • 1846 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1896)
  • 1876 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1880 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • 1883 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, born in Mošovce, Slovakia (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar), born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1912 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (Little Carib Theatre), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1931 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1941 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England
  • 1944 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1948 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • 1951 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1952 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer, born in Wembley, London
  • 1955 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1957 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1961 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • 1962 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1962 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano, born in Mulhouse, France
  • 1963 Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Marc van Roon, Dutch improvising musician, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1968 Ultra Naté, American musician (If You Could Read My Mind), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1969 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1974 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1974 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1975 Chris Walla, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie), born in Bothell, Washington
  • 1982 Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Tamara Hope, Canadian actress (The Sandy Bottom Orchestra), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1986 Erika Jo, American country music singer, born in Angleton, Texas
  • 1989 Katelyn Tarver, American singer and actress (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Glennville, Georgia