On This Day

Birthdays in Music on October 2

  • 1646 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)
  • 1704 František Tůma, Czech composer, born in Kostelec nad Orlicí, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • 1737 Franz Schneider, Austrian organist and composer, baptized in Pulkau (d. 1812)
  • 1756 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • 1809 Anton Emil Titl, Austrian composer, born in Nedvědice (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1875 Henry Février, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • 1880 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1953)
  • 1881 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1914 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • 1917 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

  • 1922 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1930 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Phill Niblock, American composer, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1935 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1940 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1941 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1944 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1945 Don McLean, American singer and songwriter (American Pie, Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1946 Jo-el Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • 1948 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

1949 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1949 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Person of interestSting

1951 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British actor, songwriter and singer (The Police), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1952 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • 1952 Wahed Wafa, Tajik singer, born in Afghanistan
  • 1954 Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1955 Philip Oakey, English rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • 1956 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1960 Django Bates, British jazz musician, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • 1961 Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
  • 1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
  • 1967 Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)
  • 1967 Gillian Welch, New York, singer-songwriter (Time, Revival)
  • 1968 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter
  • 1969 Damon Gough, English singer
  • 1971 Tiffany [Renee Darwich], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California
  • 1971 James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1973 Lene, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
  • 1976 Mandisa, American singer
  • 1978 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1979 Maja Ivarsson, lead singer, The Sounds
  • 1981 Toro, Taiwanese singer
  • 1982 George Pettit, Canadian singer (Alexisonfire)
  • 1991 Beau Grayson, American son of country singer Tanya Tucker

Person of interestJacob Sartorius

2002 Jacob Sartorius, American singer (Sweatshirt) and internet personality, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pop Singer Jacob Sartorius
Pop Singer
Jacob Sartorius