On This Day

Year 1916 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 29 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • Dec 2 Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Dec 6 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer ("Shout"; "Twistin' The Night Away"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Dec 15 (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), born in Irving, Illinois (d. 1964)

Person of interestBetty Grable

Dec 18 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)

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • Dec 19 Hal Hastings, American orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Dec 25 Daniel Devoto, Argentine folklorist, musicologist, and poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2001)
  • 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 (d. 2020)

Deaths in Music