On This Day

December 1936 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 26 Israel's Philarmonic Orchestra forms

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Freddy Cannon [Picariello], American rocker (Palisades Park), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • Dec 12 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • Dec 17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • Dec 23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, Soviet composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 25 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, dies at 68