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Musicians Born in December 1932

  • Dec 3 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)

Person of interestLittle Richard

Dec 5 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • Dec 5 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Dec 9 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 14 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Charlie Rich, American country vocalist (Behind Closed Doors), born in Colt, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Elaine Barkin, American composer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 15 Igor Stuhec, Slovenian composer, born in Kremberk
  • Dec 16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Soviet-Russian pianist, organist, and composer (The Little Hump-backed Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 21 Ilja Zeljenka, Slovak composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dec 28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth), born in Robbins, Illinois

About December 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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