December 1909 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter (You Ought To Be In Pictures), born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Dec 8 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Dec 14 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 20 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), born in Horsens, Jutland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 24 Adam Popovich, Serbian-American musician, director and composer, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Dec 28 Billy Williams, American singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1984)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 15 Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Benjamin Ipavec, Slovene composer (Tičnik), dies at 79