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