Birthdays in Music on September 20

  • 1593 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1661)
  • 1653 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1663 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1735)
  • 1706 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, born in Lázně Kynžvart, Czech Republic (d. 1783)
  • 1777 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1795 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • 1832 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)
  • 1846 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist and composer, born in Brno, Moravia (d. 1883)
  • 1866 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, born in Aigle, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1877 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1880 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1968)
  • 1884 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)
  • 1886 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • 1897 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Uuno Klami, Finnish composer, born in Virolahti, Finland (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, born in Alfdorf, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, born in Dannemarie, France (d. 1944)
  • 1906 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 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, American orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1922 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1922 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American 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 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (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