On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1917

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Dec 8 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • Dec 11 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 1989)
  • Dec 13 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • Dec 17 Louis Salvador Palange, composer
  • Dec 21 Andre Eglevsky, Russian-born ballet dancer & teacher (Limelight), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1977)
  • Dec 31 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)

About December 1917

How Old? 101 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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