Musicians Born on September 28

  • 1571 Michael Praetorius [Schultze], German organist and composer (Syntagma; In Dulce Jublio), born in Creuzberg, Saxony (d. 1621) [birthdate approximate]
  • 1679 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, born in Kamnik, Slovekia (d. 1742)
  • 1681 Johann Mattheson, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1764)
  • 1705 Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer, born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1772)
  • 1746 Giovanni Punto [Jan Václav Stich], Bohemian horn player and composer, born in Žehušice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1803)
  • 1748 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, born in Hiltenfingen, Swabia, Germany (d. 1785)
  • 1813 Anton Wallerstein, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1870 Florent Schmitt, French composer (La tragédie de Salome; Psalm 47), and music critic (Le Temps), born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, France (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • 1889 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Wallace Harrison, American architect (Metropolitan Opera House, United Nations complex), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Marin Goleminov, Bulgarian violinist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2014)
  • 1917 Michael Somes, British dancer (Royal Ballet, 1938-70), born in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Václav Kašlík, Czech opera composer (Krakatit), conductor, and director, born in Poličná, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Countess Margaret Johnson, American jazz pianist, born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 1939)
  • 1928 "Tuli" Naphtali Kupferberg, American poet and singer (Fugs), born in New York City (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • 1930 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country music songwriter and singer, born in Maud, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Tommy Collins [Leonard Sipes], American country singer-songwriter ("Don't Growl"), born in Bethany, Oklahoma (d. 2000)
  • 1931 John Gilmore, American tenor saxophonist (worked with Sun Ra), born in Summit, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1937 Edward Applebaum, American jazz pianist and contemporary classical music composer (The Princess In The Garden), born In Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Ben E. King [Nelson], American soul singer-songwriter ("Stand by Me"), born in Henderson, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1942 (Sebastião) "Tim" Maia, Brazilian rock, soul, sambalanço, and funk singer-songwriter, and musician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Nick St Nicholas [Klaus Kassbaum], German-Canadian rock bassist and songwriter (Steppenwolf, 1968-70 - "The Pusher"), born in Plön, Germany
  • 1946 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1947 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • 1948 Steven Gerber, American classical composer (Music in Dark Times), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Laurie Lewis, American folk musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc - I'm Not In Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1953 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1954 George Lynch, American rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1955 Kenny Kirkland, American jazz pianist (Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis) and funk keyboardist (Buckshot Lefonque), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1998)
  • 1958 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • 1958 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2009)
  • 1959 Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959 Billy Montana, American country western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • 1960 Jennifer Rush, American singer-songwriter (The Power of Love), born in Queens, New York
  • 1962 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • 1965 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1967 Moon Unit Zappa, American actress (Normal Life), rock vocalist (Frank Zappa - "Valley Girl"), and novelist (America, The Beautiful), born in New York City
  • 1968 Bess Singh [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • 1971 Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • 1973 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1975 Mandy Barnett, American country singer ("Maybe"; "The Whispering Wind"), born in Crossville, Tennesee

JeezyJeezy (45 years old)

1977 American rapper and songwriter (Trap Or Die 3), born in Columbia, South Carolina

  • 1978 Bushido [Anis Ferchichi], German rapper, born in Bonn, West Germany
  • 1981 Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1982 Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
  • 1982 St. Vincent [Annie Clark], American musician and singer-songwriter, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer

Hilary DuffHilary Duff (35 years old)

1987 American actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1988 Esmée Denters, Dutch singer