On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1911

  • Dec 3 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini 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, born in Asea, Greece (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, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • Dec 18 Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, born in Jonesville, South Carolina (d. 1977)
  • 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? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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