On This Day

December 8, 1939 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • James Galway, Irish classical flutist known as "The Man With the Golden Flute", born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jerry Butler, American soul vocalist (The Impressions; "Never Give You Up"), born in Sunflower, Mississippi

Deaths in Music

  • Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), dies at 63
1939 in Music