December 1918 in Music

Events in Music


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Dec 14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 7 Jorunn Vidar, composer
  • Dec 8 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • Dec 12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • Dec 16 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • Dec 23 Jose Greco, Italian flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • Dec 25 Eddie Safranski, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 18 Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65