Birthdays in Music on October 28

  • 1689 Michel Mathieu, composer
  • 1733 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer
  • 1789 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • 1798 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer
  • 1801 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • 1805 John Thomson, composer
  • 1856 Franz Xavier Arens, composer
  • 1879 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • 1884 Miloje Milojevic, composer
  • 1890 Andres Isasi, composer
  • 1892 Dink Johnson, American musician (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, composer
  • 1909 Adolfs Skulte, composer
  • 1910 Arthur Altman, songwriter
  • 1922 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1924 Alfonso Montalva Montecino, composer
  • 1927 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1930 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • 1930 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • 1935 Folke Rabe, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm
  • 1936 Charlie Daniels, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1936 Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
  • 1936 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • 1941 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941 Hank Marvin, England, [Brian Rankin], rocker
  • 1943 Conny Froboess, German singer
  • 1945 Wayne Fontana, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love), born in Manchester, England
  • 1948 Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948 Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952 Tommy Dobeck, rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • 1957 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • 1959 Neville Henry, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1963 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • 1969 Ben Harper, American musician
  • 1972 Brad Paisley, American musician
  • 1976 Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants)
  • 1978 Justin Guarini, American singer
  • 1979 Aki Hakala, Finnish drummer (The Rasmus)
  • 1982 Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Frank Ocean [Christopher Breaux], American singer-songwriter (Thinkin Bout You), born in Long Beach, California