On This Day

December 1903 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Mereto di Tomba, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Dec 8 Zoltán Székely, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Kocs, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Dec 13 Carlos Montoya, American flamenco guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1993)
  • Dec 17 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1978)
  • Dec 22 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1967)
  • Dec 25 Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
  • Dec 28 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • Dec 29 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Victor Roger, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 6 Frederick Grant Gleason, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 20 Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56