Birthdays in Music on September 20

  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, composer
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, composer
  • 1663 Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer
  • 1706 Franz Habermann, composer
  • 1777 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1795 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, composer
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, composer
  • 1877 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer
  • 1879 Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)
  • 1886 Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, composer
  • 1900 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, composer
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, composer
  • 1911 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1922 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • 1943 Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer
  • 1945 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • 1947 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • 1950 Loredana Berte, singer/2nd ex wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
  • 1968 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • 1971 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
  • 1976 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • 1977 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 1978 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • 1978 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1985 David Allen, American composer and writer
  • 1987 Jack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers
  • 1990 Marilou, Quebec pop singer