Birthdays in Music on October 15

  • 1761 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, born in Wilster, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • 1775 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, born in Uusikaupunki, Finland (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • 1799 August Ferdinand Haeser, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1852 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, born in Almería, Spain (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, born in Kirov, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1902 William Edmundson, American vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1905 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, born in Striberg, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, born in Orange Free State (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1924 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

  • 1925 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1932 Jaan Raats, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Estonia
  • 1934 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1936 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • 1938 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • 1938 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • 1942 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1946 Richard Carpenter, American vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1951 Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1966 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1968 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1970 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter (Love Don't Love Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Dax Riggs, American musician (Acid Bath), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1975 Ginuwine [Elgin Baylor Lumpkin], American singer (Ginuwine...The Bachelor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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)