On This Day

December 1946 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Dec 14 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • Dec 19 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London
  • Dec 20 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Dec 21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Dec 22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Dec 26 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
  • Dec 26 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • Dec 5 José Carreras, Spanish opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors), born in Barcelona
  • Dec 8 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Clive Bunker, British rock drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Dec 13 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Dec 14 Jackie McAuley, Irish rock pianist (Them Coleraine), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 14 Jane Birkin, English actress and singer (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in London, England
  • Dec 14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Harry Ray, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Dec 16 Benny Andersson, Swedish composer and musician (ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • Dec 20 Douglass Lubahn, psychedelic rock & jazz rock bassist
  • Dec 21 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • Dec 21 Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • Dec 21 Kevin Peek, Australian guitarist, born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Rick Nielsen, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dec 24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Buffet, vocalist (Margaritaville), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Dec 28 Edgar Winter, American rock musician (Frankenstein, Free Ride), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dec 29 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • Dec 30 Patti Smith, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 11 "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock 'n' roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Maximilian Steinberg, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 15 Gordon Frederic Norton, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 28 Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer, dies at 65