On This Day

Birthdays in Music on October 1

  • 1644 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1724 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, born in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1735 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1800)
  • 1771 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, born in Passy, Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1808 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • 1820 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1832 Henry Clay Work, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • 1841 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, born in Sin′yava, Galicia (d. 1908)
  • 1865 Paul Dukas, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1881 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Constantin C. Nottara, Romanian composer (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1894 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Lajos Bardos, composer
  • 1904 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1989)

  • 1907 Oedoen Partos, composer
  • 1908 Herman David Koppel, composer
  • 1911 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • 1922 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • 1926 Roger Williams, American pianist

Person of interestRichard Harris

1930 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1931 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1932 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • 1933 Olga Pozzi Escot, composer

Person of interestJulie Andrews

1935 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1936 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • 1943 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1944 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • 1944 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • 1945 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1947 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1948 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • 1948 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1950 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1951 Brian Greenway, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1958 Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • 1959 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar
  • 1964 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1969 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1974 Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1982 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
  • 1985 Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer
  • 1986 Sayaka, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer

Person of interestBrie Larson

1989 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], American actress (Room, Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Brie Larson