On This Day

Deaths in Music on December 14

  • 1732 Johann Philipp Fortsch, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1788 Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1829 Luigi Marchesi, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1849 Conradin Kreutzer, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1861 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, dies at 66
  • 1886 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 27
  • 1914 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist & composer, dies at 73
  • 1923 Giuseppi Gallignani, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1938 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer & musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1945 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, dies at 67
  • 1948 R. O. Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer & music teacher, dies at 62
  • 1963 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • 1965 Hermann Sandby, Danish cellist & composer, dies at 84
  • 1973 Yitzhak Edel, Israeli composer, dies at 77
  • 1989 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1994 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, dies at 75
  • 1996 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • 1997 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), dies of kidney failure at 51
  • 2002 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor & singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • 2006 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • 2008 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80
  • 2016 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), dies at 95