On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1919

  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burmese-English jazz guitarist, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 1 Lurlean Hunter, American jazz singer, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, English operatic tenor, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 6 Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk-pop vocalist (Small Yodel Boy), and double bassist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 22 Lillian "Lil" Green, American blues singer and songwriter ("Romance In The Dark"), born in Mississippi (d. 1954) [some sources cite year of birth as 1901, and some 1910]
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Inocente Carreño, Venezuelan composer, born in Porlamar, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College Choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)

About December 1919

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

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