Birthdays in Music on October 13

  • 1652 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • 1783 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, born in Piastów, Poland (d. 1865)
  • 1792 Moritz Hauptmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1794 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • 1822 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1823 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1824 Henry Stephen Cutler, American composer (d. 1902)
  • 1879 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), born in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1881 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Gösta Nystroem, Swedish composer, born in Silvbergs, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)

  • 1911 Ticker Freeman, American pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), born in Ivančice, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • 1916 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1922 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1927 Lee Konitz, American composer (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1940 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1941 Paul Simon, American singer and actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), born in Prestatyn, Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • 1946 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • 1948 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1958 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • 1958 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1959 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1968 Carlos Marín, Spanish baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany
  • 1970 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • 1974 Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1980 Ashanti, American singer (Always On Time), born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1981 Kele Okereke, Nigerian-English musician (Bloc Party), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1984 Misono, Japanese singer (Day After Tomorrow), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1995 Jimin [Park Ji-min], South Korean vocalist, born in Busan, South Korea