On This Day

Birthdays in Music on October 28

  • 1689 Michel Mathieu, composer
  • 1733 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, German composer, born in Wimpfen, Germany (d. 1803)
  • 1751 Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky, Russian-Ukrainian harpsichordist and composer (Tantum Ergo), born in Glukhov, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)
  • 1789 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • 1798 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1801 Karl Georg Lickl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1877)
  • 1805 John Thomson, Scottish composer, born in Sprouston, Scotland (d. 1841)
  • 1856 Franz Xavier Arens, American composer, born in Neef, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1879 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Miloje Milojević, Serbian composer, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1946)
  • 1889 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, born in Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Andrés Isasi, Spanish Basque composer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Dink Johnson, American musician, born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1954)
  • 1895 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1896 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1904 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), born in Roeselare, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1987)

  • 1909 Ādolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Arthur Altman, American songwriter (All or Nothing at All), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Gershon Kingsley, German-American composer, born in Bochum, Weimar Republic
  • 1924 Alfonso Montecino, Chilean-American composer, born in Osorno, Chile (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1929 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1930 Harry Gilbert Trythall, American composer and pianist, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Charlie Daniels, American singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1936 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Glen Moore, American jazz bassist and composer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941 Hank Marvin [Brian Rankin], English rocker (the Shadows), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • 1945 Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Rickie Lee Reynolds, American country guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952 Tommy Dobeck, American rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 Dave Wyndorf, American rock singer (Monster Magnet), born in Red Bank, New Jersey
  • 1957 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • 1959 Neville Henry, British rock saxophonist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
  • 1963 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician and songwriter (Adesso Te), born in Cinecittà Est, Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Costantino Mastroprimiano, Italian classical pianist, educator, and musicologist, born in Foggia, Italy
  • 1965 Charles David Denler, American composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut 
  • 1969 Ben Harper, American blues and reggae musician and singer-songwriter (No Mercy In This Land), born in Pomona, California

Person of interestBrad Paisley

1972 Brad Paisley, American country singer (Collision of Worlds, Nobody's Fool), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley
  • 1976 Karl Tremblay, Canadian folk-rock singer (Les Cowboys Fringants), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1978 Justin Guarini [Bell], American pop singer and actor (American Idol), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1979 Aki Hakala, Finnish rock drummer (The Rasmus), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1982 Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter (If I Believe), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • 1985 Nomcebo [Nkwanyana], South African singer-songwriter ("Jerusalema"), born in Hammarsdale, Republic of South Africa
  • 1987 Frank Ocean [Christopher Breaux], American singer-songwriter (Thinkin' 'Bout You), born in Long Beach, California