On This Day

Musicians Born on September 30

  • 1622 Johann Sebastiani, German composer, born in Weimar (d. 1683)
  • 1685 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, Bohemian composer and choirmaster, born in Gossengrün, (d. 1734)
  • 1743 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer (Dixit Dominus), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1822)
  • 1752 Justin Heinrich Knecht, German composer, born in Biberach an der Riss (d. 1817)
  • 1824 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Johan Svendsen, Norwegian composer, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1911)
  • 1852 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1924)
  • 1856 Andrejs Jurjans, Latvian composer, born in Ērgļi, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1922)
  • 1862 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus (Conus), Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1933)
  • 1871 Ruben Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Preludes for Viola d'amour), born in Paris, France (d. 1947)
  • 1898 [Julius] Johannes Rontgen, German Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1906 Éamonn Ó Gallchobhair [Eamonn O Gallagher], Irish composer, born in Dundalk, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Arnold Elston, American composer, and educator, born in New York (d. 1971)
  • 1908 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1974)

Person of interestBuddy Rich

1917 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1919 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • 1920 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1925 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1927 Hossein Dehlavi, Persian composer, conductor and teacher (Sarbaz; Plectrum Orchestra), born in Tehran, Persia (d. 2019)
  • 1933 Emily "Cissy" Houston [née Drinkard], American soul and gospel singer and Whitney's mother, born in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1934 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1935 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1935 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas
  • 1937 Valentin Vasil'yevich Sil'vestrov, composer
  • 1940 Lori Burton [Dolores Squeglia], American singer, songwriter and record producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1942 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1942 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • 1943 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946 Sylvia Peterson, American pop vocalist (Chiffons - "He's So Fine"), born on The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer, born in Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1993)

  • 1947 Marc Bolan, English rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong (Get It On)), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1949 Eleanor Alberga, Jamaican contemporary music composer, based in London (Arise, Athena!), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1950 Renato Zero [Fiacchini], Italian pop, rock and soul singer (Madame), born in Rome
  • 1952 Frank Zincavage, American new wave bassist (Romeo Void - "Never Say Never")
  • 1952 John Lombardo, American songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1953 Deborah Allen, American country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954 Patrice Rushen, jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter (Forget Me Nots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), born in Belfast, Northern, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • 1958 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Whiskey Ain't Workin'), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • 1958 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (d. 1995)
  • 1959 Basia [Barbara Stanisława Trzetrzelewska], Polish jazz and pop singer (Time and Tide), born in Jaworzno, Poland
  • 1960 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1962 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • 1964 Robby Takac, American rock Bassist (Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 (Ernest Joseph) "Trey" Anastasio III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish), born in Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 1979 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianistn born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1979 Vince Chong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter and actor, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1984 T-Pain {Faheem Rasheed Najm], American rapper/singer (Epiphany), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1986 Ben Lovett, British folk-rock musician and producer (Mumford & Sons), born in Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • 1987 Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1987 Aida Garifullina, Russian soprano (Operalia 2013), born in Kazan, Russia

Person of interestMaddie Ziegler

2002 Maddie Ziegler, American dancer, actress and model, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler