Birthdays in Music on October 23

  • 1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
  • 1773 Pietro Generali, composer
  • 1794 Joseph Panny, composer
  • 1801 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
  • 1819 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer
  • 1846 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
  • 1851 Guillaume Couture, composer
  • 1869 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer
  • 1893 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Peau d'Ane)
  • 1902 Otmar Nussio, composer
  • 1902 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
  • 1903 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
  • 1905 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
  • 1906 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • 1919 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), born in Aledo, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1925 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • 1927 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1928 Alexander Tanev, composer
  • 1928 Patrick Peter Sacco, composer
  • 1935 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1935 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
  • 1939 Charlie Foxx, US songwriter/soul singer (Mockingbird)
  • 1939 Ellie Greenwich, rocker
  • 1940 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • 1946 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • 1947 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1950 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • 1951 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • 1952 Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • 1956 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky

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1959 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1967 Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
  • 1985 Miguel [Miguel Pimentel], American singer, born in Los Angeles
  • 1987 Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1990 Stevie Brock, American singer