On This Day

Musicians Who Died in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • Dec 13 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • Dec 15 María Grever, Mexican-American composer ("What A Difference A Day Makes" / "Cuando vuelva a tu lado"), dies at 66
  • Dec 22 Powell Weaver, American composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 72