December 1916 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 18 Elizabeth "Betty" Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Hal Hastings, American orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 25 Daniel Devoto, composer
  • Dec 26 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)
  • Dec 31 Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Paolo Tosti, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Hans Richter, Austrian-Hungarian composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 20 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 27 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
  • Dec 31 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76