1997 Jimmy Osmond, who is the youngest of the singing Osmond family, welcomes his second child, Zachary, who is the 50th grandchild of George and Olive Osmond, the parents of the nine Osmond siblings.
1979 R&B singer Mya is born Mya Marie Harrison in Washington, DC. Her parents chose her name to honor the poet Maya Angelou.
1972 Vinnie Tattanelli (drummer for Nine Days) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1967 Mike Malinin (drummer for The Goo Goo Dolls) is born in Washington, DC.
1964 Dance music singer-songwriter Crystal Waters ("Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)") is born in Philadelphia.
1961 Martin Kemp (bassist for Spandau Ballet) is born in Islington, London, England. Also known for his role as Steve Owen on the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
1958 Country singer Tanya Tucker is born in Seminole, Texas. Known for '70s hits like "What's Your Mama's Name" and "Blood Red and Goin' Down."
1948 Cyril Neville (percussionist/vocalist for The Neville Brothers) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1946 Ben Vereen, actor, dancer and singer, is born Benjamin Augustus Middleton in Miami, Florida. He would win a Tony award for his 1973 performance in the musical Pippin.
1945 Jerry LaCroix (vocalist/saxophonist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, Edgar Winter's White Trash) is born in Alexandria, Louisiana.
1945 Alan Cartwright (bass player for Procol Harum) is born in London, England.
1943 Denis D'Ell (lead singer/harmonica player for The Honeycombs) is born Denis James Dalziel in Whitechapel, East London.
1928 Ennio Morricone (composer, orchestrator and conductor) is born in Rome to Libera and Mario Morricone. Ennio grew up during wartime, learning music while bombs fell. He says he remembers often being hungry.
1923 Louis Gottlieb (bass violinist/bassist for The Limeliters) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1917 Jazz pianist/composer Thelonious Monk is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Composed many jazz standards, including "Round Midnight," "Ruby, My Dear" and "Well, You Needn't," to name a few.
1914 Singer/songwriter/pianist Ivory Joe Hunter is born in Kirbyville, Texas. Known for R&B hits like "I Lost My Mind" and "I Need You So," later recorded by Elvis Presley.
1908 Johnny Green, songwriter, composer, arranger and conductor, is born in New York City. Known for his 1930 composition "Body and Soul."Find more in our Categories
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