December 1917 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 25 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Dec 8 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • Dec 11 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 1989)
  • Dec 13 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • Dec 17 Louis Salvador Palange, composer
  • Dec 21 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 31 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 7 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, dies at 91