Birthdays in Music on September 8

  • 1588 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)
  • 1672 Nicolas de Grigny, composer
  • 1736 Bernardo Ottani, composer
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1756 Anton Teyber, composer
  • 1767 Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer
  • 1779 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer
  • 1792 Joseph Netherclift, composer
  • 1824 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), born in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Disma Fumagalli, composer
  • 1827 Emil Naumann, composer
  • 1841 Antonín Dvořák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony). Dies 1904
  • 1863 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer
  • 1870 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer
  • 1894 Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • 1896 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)

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1897 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Carlos Sanchez Malaga, composer
  • 1919 David Johan Kvandal, composer
  • 1921 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, singer and goon (Down Among the "Z" Men), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1925 Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer
  • 1925 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925 Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer
  • 1927 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor

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1932 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy) born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1933 Eric Salzman, composer
  • 1933 Asha Bhonsle, Indian singer
  • 1934 Peter Maxwell Davies, composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • 1935 James Clay, saxophonist
  • 1939 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1942 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • 1945 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1946 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 1947 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1950 Daniel Victor Starr, composer
  • 1950 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • 1951 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1956 Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • 1958 David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1958 Michael Lardie, American musician
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1960 David Steele, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1960 Aimee Mann, American musician
  • 1962 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue)
  • 1964 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Carola, Swedish singer
  • 1966 Peter Furler, musician (Newsboys)
  • 1970 Neko Case, American musician
  • 1975 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane)
  • 1976 Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)

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1979 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • 1989 Wiz Khalifa [Cameron Thomaz] American rapper (See You Again), born in Minot, North Dakota