On This Day

Musicians Born in 1924

  • Jan 1 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer ("I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night"; "In The Rain"), born in was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1997) (some sources state year as 1929)
  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American operatic mezzo-soprano (Carmen; Metropolitan Opera, 1951-76), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass banjo player (Flatt & Scruggs - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"; "Ballad of Jed Clampett"), born in Flint Hill, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer (Kalmar Nyckel; Memorial Candles), born in Harbin, Manchuria, China (d. 2010)
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, Austrian-born American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody [Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-born Canadian ballet dancer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1996)
  • Jan 10 Max Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician ("I'm a King Bee, Baby"; "Scratch My Back"), born in Lobdell, Louisiana (d. 1970)
  • Jan 11 Kai Laursen, Danish concert violinist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1996)
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, born in Houilles, France (d. 2010)
  • Jan 22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, American organist and educator, born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, American composer (The Leaves Are Falling), and educator (Eastman School, 1967-1993), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Feb 2 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 2 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer ("All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier, born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7 Johnny Jordaan [Johannes van Musscher], Dutch pop and levenslied singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Feb 9 George Guest, Welsh organist and choir director, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Randy Van Horne, American vocalist (Nat King Cole Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Feb 14 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • Feb 17 Margaret Truman, American presidential daughter, writer (Murder at FBI), and pianist, born in Independence, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • Feb 23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, British cathedral organist (Royal School of Church Music), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Feb 26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 2 Alexander "Papa" Lightfoot, American blues singer and harmonica player, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Mar 6 Sarah Caldwell, American conductor/opera director (Flagstaff), born in Maryville, Missouri (2006)
  • Mar 9 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • Mar 15 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 Karl Heinz Fussl, Austrian composer, musicologist, publisher, and music critic, born in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia (d. 1992)
  • Mar 21 Otis Spann, American blues pianist and singer (The Blues Never Die!), born in Belzoni, Mississippi [or, perhaps, 1930 in Jackson, Mississippi] (d. 1970)
  • Mar 24 Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, born in Stevenage, England (d. 2020)
  • Mar 24 "Boogie" Bill Webb, American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Bad Dog"), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • Mar 25 Julia Perry, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • Mar 27 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer ("Broken Hearted Melody"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Mar 29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Mar 29 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Mar 30 Milko Kelemen, Croatian composer (Archetypon), born in Slatina, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Croatia) (d. 2018)
  • Apr 1 Günther Becker, German classical and electro-acoustic composer, born in Forbach, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Apr 3 Joseph Kerman, American educator and musicologist ( Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Apr 6 Charlie Rouse, American hard bop tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), born in Washington, DC (d. 1988)
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, American pianist, accordion player, arranger and orchestra leader (Perry Como; Muzak; The Don Knotts Show), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-Israeli composer (Symphony in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green), and music professor (Tel Aviv University, 1975-85), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2021)
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, arranger, and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English violinist (London Symphony, 1954-69), and conductor (Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 1958-2011; Minnesota Orchestra, 1979-86), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)

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Apr 16 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

  • Apr 18 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer ("Mary Is Fine"), born in Vinton, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin [Loudermilk], American country singer and mandolin player (Louvin Brothers), born in Section, Alabama (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer, arranger, and pedagogue (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Apr 23 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz and session drummer, and bandleader, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • Apr 29 Renée "Zizi" Jeanmaire, French dancer and actress (Carmen; Hans Christian Andersen), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • Apr 30 Sheldon Harnick, American musical theater lyricist (Fiorello; Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 1 Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • May 1 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • May 1 Big Maybelle [Mabel Smith], American R&B singer (A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On; Candy), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1972)
  • May 2 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), born in Krommenie, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Lynn Evans [Carolyn Hargate], American pop vocalist (The Chordettes - "Mr. Sandman"; "Lollipop"), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • May 3 Jane Morgan [Florence Currier], American singer ("The Day The Rains Came"; "Fascination"), stage and television actress, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 4 Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist and composer, born in Bezhitsa, Russia (d. 1993)
  • May 5 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Mimi Benzell, American operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • May 6 Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist, born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1992)
  • May 9 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy; Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • May 14 Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, born in Lisbon (d. 1988)
  • May 17 Frantisek Kovaricek, Czech composer (Ukradeny mesic (The Stolen Moon)), born in Liteniny, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • May 19 (Alexander) "Sandy" Wilson, British theatrical composer and lyricist (The Boy Friend; Divorce Me, Darling!), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2014)
  • May 21 Robert Parris, American composer (Book of Imaginary Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel; She; Tin Drum), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • May 22 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • May 22 Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2019)
  • May 23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • May 30 Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba (d. 2014) [birth year disputed]
  • Jun 1 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jun 3 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
  • Jun 6 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • Jun 7 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jun 8 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jun 16 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Jun 20 Chet Atkins, American guitarist (Me & My Guitar), born in Luttrell, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jun 21 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 26 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 1 Ruth Olay, American jazz and cabaret singer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • Jul 2 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • Jul 5 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), born in Rock Falls, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jul 7 Dieter Nowka, German composer, conductor and musicologist, born in Madlow, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Jul 7 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist (with Les Paul - "How High The Moon"), born in El Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • Jul 8 Johnnie Johnson, American blues, jazz, and rock piano player (Chuck Berry's band), born in Fairmount, West Virginia (d. 2005)
  • Jul 9 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • Jul 12 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jul 13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian operatic tenor, born in Vidalenzo, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Jul 18 Earl Beal American doo-wop baritone (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Demora, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country; Kid Galahad; A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • Jul 22 Margaret Whiting, American singer ("It Might As Well Be Spring"; "Time After Time"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Tbilisi, Georgia SSR (d. 1989)
  • Jul 28 Irving Burgie [Lord Burgess], American Caribbean music composer and musician ("Day-O"), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row; Wagon Train; Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 30 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, American classical composer ("Of Walruses, Cheesecake, and Morse Code"), and educator (Indiana University, 1949-80), born in Yoakum, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Deniz, Welsh jazz guitarist, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher - "Exodus"), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 28 (Margaret) "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer (The Merry Monahans; Herr Come The Co-eds), and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • Sep 5 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • Sep 7 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Gracie Cole, British jazz trumpeter (Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band), and bandleader, born in Rowlands Gill, Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 10 Hans Olof “Putte” Wickman, Swedish jazz clarinetist, born in Falun, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist (Carlisle Hotel), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • Sep 20 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist ("Skylark"), born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, British actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Academy, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 Earl "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 1 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist ("Born Free"), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Oct 10 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Oct 13 Terry Gibbs [Julius Gubenko], American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (The Dream Band; Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Oct 18 Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
  • Oct 18 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, born in Råde, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Oct 18 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Oct 21 Celia Cruz, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning guaracha, salsa, and bolero singer (La Sonora Matancera, 1950-65), known as 'the Queen of Salsa', born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2003)
  • Oct 24 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • Oct 25 Earl Palmer, American session drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (The Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • Oct 27 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum], American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], Italian-American session drummer (Ben E. King; Dionne Warwick; John Denver) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Oct 27 George Wallington [Giacinto Figlia], Italian-American jazz pianist, composer ("Lemon Drop"; "Godchild"), and bandleader, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1993)
  • Oct 28 Alfonso Montecino, Chilean-American composer, born in Osorno, Chile (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • Nov 12 Sam Jones, American jazz double bassist (Cannonball Adderly), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1981)
  • Nov 14 Billy Jim Layton, American composer, and academic, born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Nov 14 Leonid Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine) (d. 1982)
  • Nov 22 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
  • Nov 25 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • Nov 25 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Peyote Concerto), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Nov 26 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1963)
  • Nov 26 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Nov 28 (Gerrit Cornelis) "Kees" Otten, Dutch flautist and recorder player, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Nov 30 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 30 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • Dec 7 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodallı, Turkish composer, born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 2009)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 15 Esther Bejarano, German accordionist, singer (Coincidence; Microphone Mafia), anti-fascism activist, and Holocaust survivor, born in Saarlouis, Germany (d. 2021)
  • Dec 17 Sándor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer ("Working In the Coal Mine"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • Dec 29 Tuomas Haapanen, Finnish violinist, conductor, and teacher, born in Helsinki, Finland

About 1924

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