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1993 Niall Horan of One Direction is born in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland.

1977 Fiona Apple is born in Manhattan, New York City, to singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart.

1971 Paul McCartney and wife Linda welcome a daughter: Stella Nina McCartney. Stella, who will grow up to be a fashion designer, joins older sister Mary and half-sister Heather (Linda's daughter from a previous marriage).

1967 Jane's Addiction drummer Steve Perkins is born in Los Angeles.

1965 Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey is born.

1961 Dave Mustaine (lead singer/guitarist for Megadeth) is born in La Mesa, California.

1957 R&B singer Joni Sledge (of Sister Sledge) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1954 Doo-wop singer Den Hegarty (of Darts) is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1952 Rocker Don Was is born Donald Fagenson in Detroit, Michigan.

1944 Peter Cetera (bassist/vocalist for Chicago) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1943 Ray Elliot (keyboardist/saxophonist/flautist for Them) is born in Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.

1941 David Clayton-Thomas is born in England. He would grow up in Canada and become the lead singer in Blood, Sweat, Tears, bringing with him their biggest hit, "Spinning Wheel."

1939 Saxophonist/composer Dave Quincy (of Manfred Mann) is born in the UK.

1925 Jazz singer Mel Tormé, aka The Velvet Fog, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He would begin his professonal music career at age 4, singing "You're Driving Me Crazy" with the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra.

1922 Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo in Callao, Peru.

1922 Blues singer Charles Brown is born Tony Russell Brown in Texas City, Texas.

1918 Actor/singer Dick Haymes is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Co-starred in the 1945 musical State Fair and recorded a string of duets with swing singer Helen Forrest during WWII.

1911 Bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe is born near Rosine, Kentucky, becoming the youngest of eight children in the Monroe family.

1874 Composer/painter Arnold Schoenberg is born in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna, Austria.

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