On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 4

  • 1640 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • 1656 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • 1674 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • 1708 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, born in Kötzting, Bavaria (d. 1771)
  • 1740 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), born in Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 1778)
  • 1800 Eduard Brendler, Swedish composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1823 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1841 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • 1846 Gaston Serpette, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1904)
  • 1859 Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, born in Soposzyn (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • 1872 Herman Finck, British composer (In The Shadows), born in London (d. 1939)
  • 1881 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Picton, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Knut Algot Håkanson, Swedish composer, born in Kinna, Sweden (d. 1929)
  • 1889 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)
  • 1891 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)

  • 1897 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1948)
  • 1900 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), born in Malnate, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Ion Vasilescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Arnold Cooke, British composer, born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1921 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)
  • 1927 Vittorio Fellegara, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2011)
  • 1935 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1938 Harry Elston, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1944 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Chris Difford, British guitarist and vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1956 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1956 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1957 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York

  • 1960 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • 1960 Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1961 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter
  • 1961 Edward Knight, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1963 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon), born in Mascouche, Quebec
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • 1965 Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)
  • 1965 Pata [Tomoaki Ishizuka], Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1965 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1966 Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)

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1969 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

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  • 1974 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • 1975 Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)
  • 1986 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1987 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea