Birthdays in Music on October 15

  • 1761 Peter Gronland, composer
  • 1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer
  • 1775 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer
  • 1784 Thomas Hastings, composer
  • 1799 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer
  • 1852 Wilhelm Posse, composer
  • 1858 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer
  • 1874 Otallo Morales, composer
  • 1890 Arcady Dubensky, composer
  • 1898 Gunther Ramin, composer
  • 1902 Andrey Yakolevich Shtogarenko, composer
  • 1902 William Edmundson, vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1905 Alexey Kozlovsky, composer
  • 1905 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer
  • 1905 Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher
  • 1924 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Mickey Baker, guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Karl Richter, composer
  • 1932 Jaan Raats, Estonian composer, born in Tartu
  • 1934 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • 1935 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1936 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • 1938 Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Marvin E "Marv" Johnson, US gospel/R&B singer (Move 2 mountains)
  • 1938 Rafael Aponte-Ledee, composer
  • 1942 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1946 Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950 Chris De Burgh, [Davidson], British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1951 Frank Dimino, rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)
  • 1966 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1968 Jyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
  • 1970 Eric BenĂ©t, American singer
  • 1973 Dax Riggs, American musician
  • 1975 Ginuwine, American singer
  • 1976 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1977 Erin McKeown, American musician
  • 1980 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • 1981 Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
  • 1982 Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian singer
  • 1983 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1986 Lee Donghae, Korean singer (a member of super junior)