Born on May 7th – Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Cooper and Tito

by Milos Itic on May 9, 2011

10 people born on this day (May 7th):

  1. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1893) – Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin
  2. Johannes Brahms (1833) – German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms’ popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs
  3. Frank James “Gary” Cooper (1901) – American film actor
  4. Josip Broz Tito (1892) – Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman
  5. Robert Browning (1812) – English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets
  6. María Eva Duarte de Perón (1919) -The second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita
  7. Christopher AndrewChristyMoore (1945) – Popular Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is well known as one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road (a minor release of 500, although made available again on CD through his website and at gigs in 2010) was recorded with Dominic Behan (brother of Brendan) in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland’s greatest living musician in RTÉ’s People of the Year Awards
  8. Bill Kreutzmann (1946) – American drummer who played with the rock band the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career. Recently he has been playing shows with his own bands BK3 and 7 Walkers which also features guitarist Papa Mali
  9. Philip Anthony Campbell (1961) -The lead guitarist of the British heavy metal band Motörhead since 1984. He is also the former guitarist of Persian Risk
  10. Johnny Lee Middleton (1963) – American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitar player for Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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