Birthdays in Music on October 24

  • 1789 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, born in Tàrrega, Catalonia (d. 1855)
  • 1808 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1811 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
  • 1842 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, composer
  • 1877 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Karl Otto Runolfsson, composer
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, composer
  • 1911 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Jean Vallerand, composer
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, composer
  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in (d. 2001)
  • 1929 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • 1930 The Big Bopper, [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • 1937 Miguel Angel Coria, composer
  • 1938 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • 1944 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1946 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • 1950 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
  • 1979 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • 1980 Monica, American singer
  • 1983 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
  • 1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer

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1986 Drake [Aubrey Drake Graham], Canadian actor and rapper (Hotline Bling), born in Toronto, Ontario

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