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December 1925 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 28 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • Dec 3 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk on the Wild Side), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Dec 8 Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer and actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 20 Vlastimir Nikolovski, Macedonian composer, born in Prileb, Macedonia (d. 2001)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Christian David, Austrian composer, born in Wels, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Dec 24 Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer, born in Kotla Sultan Singh, India (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You), born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 2012)
  • Dec 27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Vicente Arregui Garay, Spanish composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 2 Julio Garreta, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 9 Eugene Gigout, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 19 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44