Birthdays in Music on October 21

  • 1570 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer
  • 1574 Nicolò Rubini, Italian composer and cornettist, born in Crevalcore (d. 1625)
  • 1680 Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer
  • 1751 David Moritz Michael, composer
  • 1767 Francesco Ruggi, composer
  • 1775 Guiseppi Baini, composer
  • 1807 NapolĂ©on Henri Reber, French composer, born in Mulhouse, Alsace (d. 1880)
  • 1807 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
  • 1823 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
  • 1847 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
  • 1879 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
  • 1885 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/musicologist
  • 1891 Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
  • 1895 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer
  • 1902 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)
  • 1908 Howard Ferguson, composer
  • 1911 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
  • 1912 Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1912 Georg Solti, conductor (Fidelio), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1916 Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
  • 1917 Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
  • 1921 Jarmil Burghauser, composer
  • 1921 Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)
  • 1924 Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Marga Richter, composer
  • 1937 Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
  • 1940 Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941 Steve Cropper, TN, guitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)
  • 1942 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1943 Ron Elliott, musician (The Beau Brummels), born in Healdsburg, California
  • 1945 Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • 1946 Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • 1946 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Shulamit Ran, composer
  • 1952 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead), born in Munich,Germany
  • 1952 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • 1953 Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
  • 1953 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1955 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1957 Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
  • 1957 Steve Lukather, US rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)
  • 1964 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)
  • 1971 Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
  • 1971 Nick Oliveri, American musician
  • 1972 Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • 1973 Lera Auerbach, Russian composer
  • 1973 Charlie Lowell, American Musician
  • 1976 Josh Ritter, American musician
  • 1980 Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K)
  • 1983 Ninette Tayeb, Israeli singer
  • 1986 Christopher Uckermann, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD