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December 1896 in Music History

Events in Music

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Dec 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Petko Staynov, composer
  • Dec 3 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, born in Radoryż (d. 1979)
  • Dec 4 Larry Stock, American singer-songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Dec 6 Arnold Foster, English composer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1963)
  • Dec 6 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Dec 7 Juan María Thomas Sabater, Spanish composer, born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (d. 1966)
  • Dec 21 Leroy Robertson, American composer & music educator, born in Fountain Green, Utah (d. 1971)
  • Dec 23 Alberto Hemsi, composer
  • Dec 28 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York