Birthdays in Music on December 26

  • 1687 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
  • 1762 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer
  • 1793 Franz Hunten, composer
  • 1797 Hans Skramstad, composer
  • 1805 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
  • 1808 Albert Grisar, composer
  • 1812 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
  • 1826 Franz Coenen, composer
  • 1845 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
  • 1855 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, born in Ratibor, Province of Silesia (d. 1933)
  • 1869 Harry Redman, composer
  • 1873 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
  • 1873 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, born in Belgrade (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
  • 1879 Julius Weismann, composer
  • 1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
  • 1893 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer
  • 1894 Antonio Molina, composer
  • 1901 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer
  • 1910 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
  • 1916 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)

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1921 Steve Allen, American comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1926 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Zlatko Pibernik, composer
  • 1929 RĂ©gine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • 1931 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • 1935 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939 [Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)
  • 1942 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • 1942 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • 1949 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1952 Andre-Michel Schub, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981), born in Paris, France
  • 1953 Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1954 Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
  • 1963 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
  • 1970 James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
  • 1970 Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
  • 1979 Chris Daughtry, American singer
  • 1979 Mzbel, Ghanaian singer