Birthdays in Music on October 4

  • 1744 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1825)
  • 1749 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
  • 1762 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
  • 1772 François-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)
  • 1840 Charles Lenepveu, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 1857 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1936)
  • 1861 João Marcellino Arroyo, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1930)
  • 1905 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • 1905 René Defossez, Belgian composer, born in Spa, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • 1912 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • 1917 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1929 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1930 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron

  • 1944 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1952 Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
  • 1952 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • 1953 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 Russell Simmons, American Music magnate (Def Jam), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958 Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1959 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1960 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1961 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1962 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • 1965 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
  • 1981 Juka, Japanese singer
  • 1984 Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
  • 1986 Yuridia, Mexican singer
  • 1988 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1989 Lil Mama [Niatia Jessica Kirkland], American rapper (VYP: Voice of the Young People), born in NYC, New York