On This Day

December 1858 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 13 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Kosice, Czech Republic (d. 1925)

Person of interestGiacomo Puccini

Dec 22 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 18 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 27 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, dies at 73