December 1923 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 31 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Maria M Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Abelardo Quinteros, composer
  • Dec 16 Werner Haentjes, composer
  • Dec 23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 G√ľnther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  • Dec 23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • Dec 25 Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 18 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) divorces Daisy Parker after 5 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 8 Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88
  • Dec 14 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 22 Arthur H. Bird, American composer, dies at 67