On This Day

Year 1981 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 31 Ira Losco, Maltese singer (Walk on Water), born in Sliema, Malta
  • Jul 31 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • Aug 1 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California
  • Aug 4 Marques Houston, American R&B singer (Immature-IMx) and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress (47 Ronin), born in Toshima, Japan
  • Aug 6 Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Aug 8 Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
  • Aug 8 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • Aug 8 Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • Aug 10 Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
  • Aug 11 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 11 Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer
  • Aug 18 Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Aug 21 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 24 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

Sep 4 Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • Sep 4 Lacey Sturm, American rock singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Sep 6 Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong Cantopop singer, born in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 7 Paul McCoy, American rock vocalist (12 Stones), born in Florence, Mississippi
  • Sep 11 Charles Kelley, American country singer and songwriter (Lady A), born in Augusta, Georgia

Person of interestJennifer Hudson

Sep 12 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • Sep 14 Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor, born in Konohana-ku ward, Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 14 Ashley Roberts, American singer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 16 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • Sep 17 Jonathan Radtke, American rock guitarist (Kill Hannah)
  • Sep 19 Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York
  • Sep 22 Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • Sep 22 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
  • Sep 23 Natalie Horler, English-German singer (Cascada - "Evacute The Dancefloor"), born in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
  • Sep 24 Diana Rotaru, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Sep 25 Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 26 Christina Milian, American actress and singer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 28 Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • Oct 2 Toro [Alvan Guo Yi Jun], Taiwanese pop singer (Energy)
  • Oct 4 Juka, Japanese singer
  • Oct 5 Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer, born in Singapore
  • Oct 8 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 9 Andrea Tarrodi, Swedish classical composer (Zephyros; Stellar Clouds), born in Stockholm
  • Oct 13 Kele Okereke, Nigerian-English musician (Bloc Party), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 15 Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
  • Oct 25 Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Austin John Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 26 Guy Sebastian, Malaysian-born Australian singer (Angels Brought Me Here), born in Klang, Malaysia
  • Oct 31 Frank Iero, American musician (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth, Pencey Prep; founder of Skeleton Crew), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • Nov 1 LaTavia Roberson, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child, 1990-99 - "Say My Name"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 7 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Nov 16 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Nov 17 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • Nov 18 Giancarlo "Gian" Magdangal, Filipino pop singer and stage actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 20 Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Nov 20 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), born in Selkirk, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 22 Ben Adams, English singer
  • Nov 24 Morgan James [Grunerud] American Broadway actress, singer and songwriter (Hunter; The White Album), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Nov 26 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten), born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
  • Nov 29 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Dec 1 Marcus Johnson, American jazz keyboard and piano player, born in Columbus, Ohio

Person of interestBritney Spears

Dec 2 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Dec 4 Andreas Polyzogopoulo, Greek jazz trumpet player (Heart Of The Sun), born in Samiko, Greece
  • Dec 10 Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
  • Dec 11 Zacky Vengeance [Baker], American rock guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Dec 13 Amy Lee [Hartzler], American singer and songwriter (Evanescence), born in Riverside, California
  • Dec 15 Najoua Belyzel, French singer
  • Dec 16 Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian pop singer (Nu Virgos), and actress, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • Dec 17 40 Cal. [Calvin Alan Byrd], American rapper, born in Harlem, New York City
  • Dec 20 Chris Edwards, British rock bassist (Kasabian), born in England
  • Dec 21 Lynda Thomas, Mexican singer, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Dec 23 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • Dec 24 Dima Bilan, Russian actor & singer-songwriter, born in Ust-Dzheguta, Russia
  • Dec 27 Javine [Dionne Hylton], British singer (Surrender, Touch My Fire), born in London, England

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music