On This Day

Birthdays in Music on September 13

  • 1551 Pandolfo Zallamella, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy
  • 1594 Francesco Manelli, Roman Baroque composer, born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1673 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, born in Brussels (d. 1737)
  • 1682 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)
  • 1688 Luca Antonio Predieri, Italian composer and violinist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1767)
  • 1739 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • 1806 Moritz Ganz, German composer and cellist, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1819 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • 1847 Charles Dupee Blake, American composer, born in Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1858 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1942)

Person of interestArnold Schoenberg

1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1882 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • 1893 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1896 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)

  • 1897 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • 1908 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Ray Charles, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Maurice Jarre, French composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Joyce Schouten, Dutch singer (Fouryo's)
  • 1940 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1941 David Clayton-Thomas, Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
  • 1944 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1945 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1949 Craig McGregor, American rocker (Foghat), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1952 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1952 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Ted Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe) (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Joe Morris, American jazz musician, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1956 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1965 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1967 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer and daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1971 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • 1975 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1977 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • 1977 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1978 Swizz Beatz [Kasseem Dean], American record producer (Full Surface Records), born in New York City
  • 1979 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • 1980 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1980 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice), born in California
  • 1983 James Bourne, English musician (Busted), born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • 1993 Niall Horan, Irish Pop singer (One Direction), born in Mullingar County, Ireland