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December 1914 in Music History

Events in Music


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Dec 8 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 2 Eddie Sauter, American musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • Dec 3 Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night, The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • Dec 14 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dec 23 Dezider Kardos, composer
  • Dec 27 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter (City Music Society), born in Purley, London (d. 1996)
  • Dec 29 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1989)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 14 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist & composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 16 Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer and conductor, dies at 82