On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 28

  • 1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1687)
  • 1763 Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, born in Ried, Swabia (d. 1840)
  • 1784 Ferdinand Ries, German composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1838)
  • 1793 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1866)
  • 1795 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1866)
  • 1812 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1887)
  • 1829 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), born in Vikhvatinets, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1894)
  • 1856 Alexander Kastalsky, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1926)
  • 1868 František Drdla, Czech composer, born in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
  • 1887 Jacobo Palm, Curaçao-born composer (d. 1982)
  • 1892 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1895 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Roberto Lupi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, born in Orpington, England (d. 1990)

  • 1924 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
  • 1925 Aurelio de la Vega, composer
  • 1929 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), born in Tyler, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • 1932 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carlos Farinas, composer
  • 1936 Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1939 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • 1940 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • 1943 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1944 R.B. Greaves, Guyanan singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1947 Maria Farantouri, Greek singer
  • 1948 Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • 1949 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1949 Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1949 Paul Shaffer, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1956 Kristine Arnold, American singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • 1958 David Van Day, rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
  • 1958 Tim Mullens, Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green)
  • 1961 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1962 Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
  • 1968 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 24 November 1965)
  • 1971 Fenriz, Norwegian musician (Darkthrone)
  • 1973 Jade Puget, American musician (AFI)
  • 1974 apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1975 Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon (band))
  • 1979 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki ], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1980 Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • 1984 Trey Songz, American singer
  • 1988 Christopher Stringini, American singer
  • 1997 Thor Salden, Belgian singer