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Birthdays in Music in December 1910

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • Dec 4 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Dec 7 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • Dec 7 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 Louis Prima, American musician (That Old Black Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • Dec 11 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1937)
  • Dec 13 Lillian Roth [Rutstein], American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Dec 15 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Dec 16 Robert Noehren, composer
  • Dec 16 Stanojlo Rajicic, composer
  • Dec 17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • Dec 18 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 24 Mitchell Ayres, American orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 25 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
  • Dec 26 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)

About December 1910

How Old? 108 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)