On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 30

  • 1593 Johann Dilliger, German composer, born in Eisfeld, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1647)
  • 1634 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, born in Tudela (d. 1696)
  • 1645 Andreas Werkmeister, German organist and composer, born in Benneckenstein, Germany (d. 1706)
  • 1693 Christoph Förster, German composer, born in Bibra, Thuringia (d. 1745)
  • 1753 Johann Baptist Schenk, Austrian composer, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1836)
  • 1756 Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician (Estimating the speed of sound Chladni's law), born in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • 1764 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, born in Andorf, Austria (d. 1827)
  • 1796 Carl Loewe, German composer, born in Löbejün, Germany (d. 1869)
  • 1809 Thomas Molleson Mudie, English composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1813 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1847 August Klughardt, German composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1859 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), born in Bozen, Tyrol (now Bozano, Italy) (d. 1907)
  • 1863 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1916)
  • 1870 Cecil Forsyth, English composer, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Ture Rangström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1947)

  • 1890 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Johann Nepomuk David, composer
  • 1897 Andreas Nezertis, composer
  • 1897 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), born in Fairfield, California (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • 1909 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1912 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1915 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
  • 1922 Robert Evett, composer
  • 1922 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), born in Riceville, Iowa (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1924 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1931 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • 1931 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1937 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1943 J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
  • 1943 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • 1943 Oscar Harris, Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love)

  • 1944 Luther T Ingram, American singer/songwriter (I'll Be Your Shelter)
  • 1944 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
  • 1945 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)
  • 1949 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American trombonist, born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1949 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • 1952 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953 David Sancious, American musician, born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 1954 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • 1954 June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
  • 1955 Billy Idol [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • 1957 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1957 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1957 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1958 Stacey Q [Stacey Lynn Swain], American singer (Two of Hearts), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1959 Randy Gane, American keyboardist, born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1968 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)
  • 1973 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • 1975 Mindy McCready, country/western singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1976 Martin Kasík, Czech concert pianist, born in Frenštát, Czech Republic
  • 1978 Clay Aiken, American singer
  • 1987 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)
  • 1993 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer