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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 43 of 43

1579-11-22 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
1759-11-10 - Frederich von Schiller, Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy) (d. 1805)
1797-12-13 - Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
1839-05-08 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)
1891-06-09 - Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
1895-05-02 - Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
1895-07-12 - Oscar Hammerstein II, NYC, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
1896-04-08 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
1896-09-08 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
1896-12-06 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
1900-07-10 - Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (d. 1993)
1901-04-18 - Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
1902-04-17 - Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
1905-07-15 - Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
Songwriter Johnny MercerSongwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-11-18)
1909-11-18 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)
1911-12-08 - Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
1913-06-18 - Sammy Cahn, lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
1916-08-03 - Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
1917-05-03 - Betty Comden, American lyricist, (d. 2006)
1917-05-06 - Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
1918-08-31 - Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
1918-12-16 - Pierre Delanoƫ, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
1920-08-08 - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
1921-05-17 - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
1921-05-25 - Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
1921-09-16 - John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
1924-04-30 - Sheldon Harnick, Chicago, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof)
1928-06-12 - Richard Sherman, composer/lyricist (Mary Poppins)
1928-06-28 - Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, cybernetician stage producer/lyricist
1930-03-22 - Stephen Sondheim, NYC, lyricist (West Side Story, Company)
1930-07-21 - Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
1933-04-10 - Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
1934-11-24 - Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
1939-02-11 - Gerry Goffin, Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)
1942-03-02 - Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
Lyricist Tim RiceLyricist Tim Rice (1944-11-10)
1944-11-10 - Tim Rice, Amersham, England, lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok)
1945-01-17 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1950-05-17 - Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
1950-05-22 - Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)
1959-06-22 - Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
1971-01-23 - Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
1980-01-16 - Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
1986-08-30 - Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 29 of 29

1630-12-29 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
1930-02-23 - Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
1943-11-22 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
1972-01-07 - Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
1977-10-08 - Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer , composer , lyricist (b. 1902 )
1980-07-09 - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
1981-03-04 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1981-09-22 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
1983-07-30 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1983-08-17 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86
1984-03-18 - Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
1984-12-29 - Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
1986-02-07 - Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
1988-12-02 - Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
1991-03-14 - Jerome "Doc" Pomus, lyricist (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
1991-10-28 - Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
1993-03-31 - Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
1997-01-23 - Richard Berry, lyricist (Louie Louie), dies at 61
1998-02-17 - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
2001-11-28 - Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
2002-10-23 - Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
2004-09-11 - Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
2005-07-16 - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
2006-11-23 - Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
2006-11-25 - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
2006-11-30 - Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
2007-03-04 - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
2009-01-13 - Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
2011-11-05 - Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)


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