Birthdays in Music on December 2

  • 1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer
  • 1760 Joseph Graetz, composer
  • 1813 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
  • 1856 Robert Kajanus, composer
  • 1863 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
  • 1866 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • 1870 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1893 Louis Freeman, band leader
  • 1893 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • 1895 Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1899 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1901 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
  • 1902 Miroslav Ponc, composer
  • 1905 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
  • 1914 Eddie Sauter, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915 Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
  • 1915 Nico Richter, composer
  • 1917 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1920 Robert Moevs, composer
  • 1923 Maria M Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1935 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
  • 1936 Peter Michael Braun, composer
  • 1941 Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
  • 1942 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • 1943 David Munden, British drummer (The Tremeloes), born in Essex
  • 1953 Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)
  • 1954 Danielle Alexander, country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1960 Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • 1960 Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1968 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
  • 1978 Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1978 Chris Wolstenholme, British musician and bassist (Muse), born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1979 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress

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1981 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

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  • 1982 Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • 1986 Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian musician (Jeff Beck, Prince), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Teairra Mari, American R&B singer