On This Day

Musicians Born on October 6

  • 1618 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer
  • 1777 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1806 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • 1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
  • 1818 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • 1820 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1887)
  • 1827 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • 1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • 1873 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • 1880 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • 1882 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (Symphony No. 3 - Song Of The Night), born in Tymoszówka, Russian Empire (now Tymoshivka, Ukraine) (d. 1937)
  • 1886 Edwin Fischer, Swiss concert pianist and conductor, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Maria Jeritza [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)

  • 1902 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer  (A Would-be Lady), born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, English music scholar (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1926 Alan Copeland, American orchestra leader and singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1927 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1943 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • 1946 Millie Small, Jamaican ska singer, and songwriter ("My Boy Lollipop"), born in Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Paul Martinez, British session bass player and songwriter (Cat Stevens; Robert Plant; Groove Holmes), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • 1948 Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • 1949 Sid McGinnis, American session and touring guitarist (David Letterman; Peter Gabriel; Leonard Cohen; Paul Simon), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1951 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • 1954 David Hidalgo, American Tex-Mex and roots singer-songwriter, guitarist and accordion player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"; Latin Playboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • 1961 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • 1970 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1972 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • 1972 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1976 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1982 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • 1984 Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • 1998 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
  • 2000 Addison Rae, American dancer and TikTok star, born in Lafayette, Louisiana