Birthdays in Music on September 19

  • 1705 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1786)
  • 1770 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, born in Wremen, Wurster Nordseeküste, Germany (d. 1830)
  • 1824 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian composer, born in Baden, Austria (d. 1902)
  • 1837 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
  • 1882 Paul-Marie Masson, composer
  • 1887 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, born in Parigi, France (d. 1962)
  • 1906 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, born in Granhammar Castle, Uppland, Sweden (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Weldon Hart, American composer, born in Bear-Place Spring, Tennessee (d. 1957)
  • 1912 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1915 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Blanche Thebom, American mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)

  • 1921 Billy Ward, American singer and songwriter (Billy Ward and his Dominoes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1926 Arthur Wills, English musician and composer, born in Coventry, England
  • 1930 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1934 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)
  • 1935 Nick Massi, American rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Zygmunt Krauze, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938 Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet and political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1941 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1942 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 David Bromberg, American musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 John Coghlan, English rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1947 Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • 1951 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • 1952 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Rhys Chatham, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1955 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1955 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1958 Lita Ford, English-American vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • 1963 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1963 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1964 Trisha Yearwood, American country singer (Sweetest Gift), born in Monticello, Georgia
  • 1965 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • 1969 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1969 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1969 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer (Sethian), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • 1970 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop-rock singer (T.M.Revolution), born in Yasu, Japan
  • 1973 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1976 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1977 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Sara Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1980 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer and songwriter (Tegan and Sara), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1981 Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York
  • 1984 Eamon [Doyle], American pop singer (Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)), born in Staten Island, New York City