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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
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Giacomo Puccini

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 7 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • Dec 8 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • Dec 12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues), born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 16 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 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, Polish composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Bertram Luard-Selby, British organist and composer, dies at 65