On This Day

December 1887 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Dec 7 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Melodie Lehre), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Dec 8 Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan composer, born in Guatire, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1974)
  • Dec 12 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • Dec 29 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • Dec 30 Henry George Ley, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40