On This Day

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 20 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), born in Horsens, Jutland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 24 Adam Popovich, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 28 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Waco, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 15 Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79