Birthdays in Music on December 12

  • 1579 Heinrich Steuccius, composer
  • 1630 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, born in Västerås (d. 1702)
  • 1685 Lodovico Giustini, composer
  • 1715 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer (d. 1779)
  • 1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
  • 1879 Percy Fletcher, composer
  • 1887 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
  • 1889 Vaclav Stepan, composer
  • 1900 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Fred Elizalde, composer
  • 1907 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • 1911 Anna Russell, composer
  • 1913 Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
  • 1913 Stanley Bate, composer

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

1915 Frank Sinatra, American singer (Strangers in the Night, My Way) and actor (From Here to Eternity) known as 'old blue eyes', born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1998)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1918 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1924 Francis Miroglio, composer
  • 1924 Nevit Kodali, composer
  • 1925 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1929 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
  • 1930 Friedrich Voss, composer
  • 1934 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
  • 1936 Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
  • 1937 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], US singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 Joel Chadabe, composer
  • 1940 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1941 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis)
  • 1941 Robert Covington, drummer/singer
  • 1941 Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
  • 1941 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1943 Dickey Betts, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1943 Grover Washington Jr., US jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Mike Smith, rock musician
  • 1944 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5) (d. 1991)
  • 1945 Alan Ward, rock musician
  • 1945 Tony Williams, jazz musician
  • 1946 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • 1947 Ralph Scala, rock musician
  • 1948 Ray Jackson, rock musician
  • 1953 Bruce Kulick, rock guitarist/singer (KISS)
  • 1957 Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
  • 1957 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • 1959 Belouis Some, rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People)
  • 1960 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
  • 1961 Daniel O'Donnell, singer/Television presented, born in Donegal, Ireland
  • 1963 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1964 Rockin' Jeff, rock musician (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1967 Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
  • 1967 Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
  • 1968 Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1976 Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness)
  • 1978 Evren Genis, Turkish composer
  • 1978 Louis (artist), Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum")
  • 1979 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist
  • 1983 Katrina Elam, American singer