On This Day

December 1920 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 21 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Robert Moevs, American composer, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • Dec 6 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 14 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Dec 18 Rita Streich, German singer
  • Dec 19 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • Dec 25 Jerome Richardson, American jazz musician, born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • Dec 26 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)
  • Dec 31 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), born in Willcox, Arizona (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Karel Kovařovic, Czech composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 12 Paul Lacôme, French composer, dies at 82