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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 and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1842 Josef Nešvera, Czech composer, born in Praskolesy, Czech Republic (d. 1914)
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, born in Siófok, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, American composer, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1951)
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, English composer, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)

  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), born in Oneglia, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1929 George H. Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time and the River), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1930 The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Tatar-Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen), born in Chistopol, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, English rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb), born in Lewisham, London
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, German composer, born Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Fred E. Finn, American 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), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, American rocker, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician and singer, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1983 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer (Rirura Riruha), born in Adachi, Tokyo

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

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