Birthdays in Music on December 3

  • 1576 Marsilio Casentini, composer
  • 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1684)
  • 1668 Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer
  • 1729 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • 1750 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer
  • 1752 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
  • 1758 Josef Gelinek, composer
  • 1826 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
  • 1883 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1888 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
  • 1896 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer
  • 1898 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer
  • 1902 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer
  • 1907 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1908 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • 1911 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1914 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919 Charles Craig, opera singer
  • 1921 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1926 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • 1929 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • 1929 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • 1931 Jaye P Morgan, American pop singer, actress and game show panelist (Gong Show, Night Patrol), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1932 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • 1938 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1944 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • 1945 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist

Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

1948 Ozzy Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

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  • 1949 Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship)
  • 1951 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1951 Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • 1952 Don Barnes, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • 1952 Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1954 Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1963 Joe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1968 Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
  • 1969 Bill Steer, British guitarist
  • 1975 Mickey Avalon, American rapper
  • 1975 Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép)
  • 1978 Trina, American rapper
  • 1979 Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1982 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Sherri DuPree, American vocalist