On This Day

December 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 12 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", composed

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Dec 13 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, born in Ograda, Romania (d. 1970)
  • Dec 14 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, born in Nikopol, Bulgaria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 17 Lucijan Marija Škerjajanc, Slovene pianist/composer/conductor/teacher, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
  • Dec 29 Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87