December 1931 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 4 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
  • Dec 25 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • Dec 26 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" by George and Ira Gershwin premieres on Broadway, New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • Dec 1 Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 3 Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
  • Dec 6 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (d. 1996)
  • Dec 8 Rudolf Komorous, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 11 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • Dec 18 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
  • Dec 21 Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer
  • Dec 21 David Baker, composer (Reflections) and educator, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Dec 24 Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
  • Dec 26 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • Dec 27 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis), born in Gadsden, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Dec 28 John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
  • Dec 30 Skeeter Davis, [Mary Penick], Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 Walter Courvoisier, composer, dies at 56