On This Day

Birthdays in Music in December 1911

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • Dec 3 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada, the Godfather films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Dec 5 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, born in Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • Dec 8 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 14 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • Dec 15 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], jazz musician (Music 55), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Dec 21 Paul Burkhard, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1977)
  • Dec 27 Anna Russell, English music satirist and composer, born in London (d. 2006)
  • Dec 27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]

About December 1911

How Old? 107 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)