On This Day

Birthdays in Music in December 1906

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • Dec 7 George James, American jazz saxophonist, born in Boggs, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Dec 9 Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 9 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
  • Dec 13 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Dec 14 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untert├╝rkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Dec 17 Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer
  • Dec 18 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
  • Dec 23 Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
  • Dec 24 Franz Waxman, German film composer, born in Chorz├│w, Poland (d. 1967)
  • Dec 27 Ivan Brkanovic, composer
  • Dec 27 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)

About December 1906

How Old? 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)