December 1932 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
  • Dec 3 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • Dec 4 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
  • Dec 5 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
  • Dec 5 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Dec 9 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
  • Dec 9 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 14 Abbe Lane, singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
  • Dec 15 Elaine Barkin, composer
  • Dec 15 Igor Stuhec, Slovenian composer, born in Kremberk
  • Dec 16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, composer (Humpback Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 21 Ilja Zeljenka, composer
  • Dec 28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Amadeo Vives, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 24 Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60