Birthdays in Music on December 7

  • December
  • 1557 Girolamo Trombetti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1628)
  • 1604 Ambrosius Reiner, German composer, born in Altdorf, Weingarten, Württemberg (d. 1672)
  • 1637 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer, born in Massa e Cozzile, Tuscany (d. 1710)
  • 1648 Giovanni Maria Capelli, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1726)
  • 1772 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, Bohemian aristocrat and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1816)
  • 1801 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • 1835 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, born in Bouzemont, France (d. 1923)
  • 1840 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
  • 1857 Niccolò van Westerhout, Italian composer, born in Mola di Bari, Italy (d. 1898)
  • 1863 John Ebenezer West, English composer, born in Hackney, London (d. 1929)
  • 1863 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv), born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1879 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American composer (Bohemian suite), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)
  • 1887 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Melodie Lehre), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Heathcote Dicken Statham, English composer (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Juan María Thomas Sabater, Spanish composer, born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (d. 1966)

  • 1904 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1991)
  • 1906 George James, American jazz saxophonist, born in Boggs, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • 1910 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1910 Louis Prima, American musician (That Old Black Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1912 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, born in Pembroke, Wales (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Arne Dørumsgaard, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany
  • 1927 Vlastimir Peričić, Serbian composer, born in Vršac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Helen Watts, British contralto, born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2009)
  • 1928 Raymond Warren, British composer
  • 1930 Richard Felciano, American composer, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1935 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris
  • 1942 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1945 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1948 Gary Morris, American country singer and actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948 Yoko Morishita, Japanese prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1948 Mads Vinding, Danish bassist, born in Copenhagen
  • 1949 Tom Waits, American rocker and songwriter (Blue Valentine), born in Pomona, California
  • 1951 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1954 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1960 Craig Scanlon, English guitarist (The Fall)
  • 1963 Barbara Weathers, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1964 Duncan Miller, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • 1974 Nicole Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • 1977 Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse)
  • 1978 Frankie J, Mexican-born American singer, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1979 Sara Bareilles, American singer
  • 1987 Aaron Carter, American singer and actor