Birthdays in Music on October 18

  • 1611 Valentin Strobel, composer
  • 1706 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
  • 1789 Giovanni Tadolini, composer
  • 1794 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • 1833 Johannes Habert, composer
  • 1844 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer
  • 1850 Francis Thome, composer
  • 1879 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • 1891 Vaclav Kalik, composer
  • 1898 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer
  • 1903 Emile Enthoven, composer
  • 1910 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • 1918 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Camillo Togni, composer
  • 1924 Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
  • 1924 Egil Hovland, composer
  • 1924 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1925 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • 1926 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1926 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Jorge Cervello, composer
  • 1938 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • 1940 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1941 William "Billy" Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1943 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1946 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • 1947 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  • 1961 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
  • 1974 Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1974 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • 1979 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1984 Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist and singer (Chamber Music Society), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1987 Zac Efron, American actor (High School Musical, 17 Again), born in San Luis Obispo, California,