Birthdays in Music on December 10

  • 1764 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
  • 1813 Errico Petrella, composer
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • 1823 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
  • 1855 Marios Varvoglis, Greek Composer (d. 1967)
  • 1868 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • 1872 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
  • 1885 Janos Hammerschlag, composer
  • 1885 Mario Varvoglis, composer
  • 1893 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • 1908 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • 1913 Morton Gould, prolific composer (Verdun), born in Richmond Hill, New York
  • 1914 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
  • 1919 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Abelardo Quinteros, composer
  • 1926 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • 1926 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1937 Don Sebesky, orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1938 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
  • 1941 Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • 1941 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • 1942 Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
  • 1942 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Jessica Cleaves, rocker
  • 1945 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist/producer
  • 1946 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946 Gloria Loring, American actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Brendan Harkin, rocker
  • 1951 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer
  • 1953 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954 Jack Hues, English musician
  • 1957 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1961 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1965 J Mascis, American musician
  • 1972 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • 1972 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • 1974 Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
  • 1980 Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • 1980 Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
  • 1981 Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
  • 1982 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • 1983 Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
  • 1985 Raven-Symoné, American actress and singer