Birthdays in Music on September 18

  • 1587 Francesca Caccini, Italian composer and singer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1641)
  • 1636 Pietro Sanmartini, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1701)
  • 1684 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1748)
  • 1752 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, born in Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1828)
  • 1765 Oliver Holden, American composer, born in Shirley, Massachusetts (d. 1844)
  • 1772 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, born in Dreux, France (d. 1839)
  • 1860 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1942)
  • 1877 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, born in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia (d. 1937)
  • 1890 Vladimír Ambros, Czech composer, born in Prostějov, Czech Republic (d. 1956)
  • 1893 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)
  • 1897 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)

  • 1917 Ande Anderson, English opera director, born in South Shields (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Jimmie F. Rodgers [James Frederick], American singer and guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb), born in Camas, Washington
  • 1933 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1939 Naresh Sohal, Indian composer, born in Punjab, India
  • 1940 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Icelandic composer, born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • 1943 Michael Vetter, German composer, born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1944 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1950 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • 1962 Joanne Catherall, rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1966 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
  • 1967 Ricky Bell, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1971 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
  • 1973 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1974 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1980 Charles Hedger - British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1984 Dizzee Rascal [Dylan Kwabena Mills], English rapper (Boy in da Corner), born in London, England
  • 1987 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon