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Events In Film Score History
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December 1: John Williams begins recording his replacement score for Rosewood (1996)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score to Heart Like a Wheel (1982)
Peter Thomas born (1925)
Stephane Grappelli died (1997)
December 2: Aaron Copland died (1990)
Artie Butler born (1942)
Eddie Sauter born (1914)
Francois-Eudes Chanfrault born (1974)
Gerald Fried's score to the Star Trek episode "Shore Leave" is recorded (1966)
Harry Sukman born (1912)
John Williams begins recording his score for Midway (1975)
Michael Whalen born (1965)
Milton Delugg born (1918)
December 3: Christopher Slaski born (1974)
Dee Barton died (2001)
Derek Wadsworth died (2008)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to McQ (1973)
Hoyt Curtin died (2000)
Nino Rota born (1911)
December 4: Alex North born (1910)
Benjamin Britten died (1976)
Frank Zappa died (1993)
Harry Sukman died (1984)
Jason Staczek born (1965)
Richard Robbins born (1940)
Tito Arevalo died (2000)
December 5: Cliff Eidelman born (1964)
Dave Brubeck died (2012)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Coma (1977)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the Room 222 pilot (1968)
John Altman born (1949)
Johnny Pate born (1923)
Karl-Ernst Sasse born (1923)
Masaru Sato died (1999)
Osvaldo Golijov born (1960)
Richard Gibbs born (1955)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Outrageous Okona" (1988)
December 6: Dave Brubeck born (1920)
Hans Zimmer begins recording his score for Broken Arrow (1995)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording the original soundtrack LP to Bullitt (1968)
Lyn Murray born (1909)
Maury Laws born (1923)
Mort Glickman born (1898)
Piero Piccioni born (1921)
Recording sessions begin for Sol Kaplan’s score for Destination Gobi (1952)
Richard Markowitz died (1994)
Roberto Pregadio born (1928)
Willie Hutch born (1944)
December 7: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for White Fang (1990)
Ernst Toch born (1887)
Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Les Visiteurs (1979)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
John Addison died (1998)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service opens in Los Angeles (1969)
Star Trek -- The Motion Picture is released in theaters (1979)
Tom Waits born (1949)
Victor Young begins recording his score for appointment with Danger (1949)
December 8: Antonio Carlos Jobim died (1994)
Bruce Kimmel born (1947)
John Rubinstein born (1946)
Junkie XL born as Tom Holkenberg (1967)
Leo Shuken born (1906)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1958)
Richard Thompson begins recording his score for Grizzly Man (2004)
Russell Garcia begins recording his score for The Time Machine (1959)
December 9: Alessandro Cicognini died (1995)
Chris Wilson born (1958)
Von Dexter born (1912)
December 10: Alexander Courage born (1919)
Jack Hues born (1954)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Shock Treatment (1963)
Leigh Harline died (1969)
Milan Svoboda born (1951)
Morton Gould born (1913)
Roy Webb died (1982)
December 11: Anthony Collins born (1963)
Jon Brion born (1963)
Malcolm Clarke died (2003)
Paul Haslinger born (1962)
Rachel Portman born (1960)
Ravi Shankar died (2012)
Rogier Van Otterloo born (1941)
December 12: Carlo Martelli born (1935)
Karl-Heinz Schafer died (1996)
Marcello Giombini died (2003)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Road House (1988)
December 13: Adam Fields born (1965)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Reformer and the Redhead (1949)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Land of the Pharaohs (1954)
Harry Gregson-Williams born (1961)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Psycho II (1982)
Miles Goodman begins recording his score for Dunston Checks In (1995)
Reijiro Koroku born (1949)
Rene Cloerec died (1995)
Teo Usuelli born (1920)
December 14: Alfred Newman begins recording his score for Hell and High Water (1953)
Fred Karlin begins recording his score for Ravagers (1978)
John Du Prez born (1946)
John Lurie born (1952)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Defector" (1989)
December 15: Alan Ari Lazar born (1967)
Ennio Morricone begins recording his score for Days of Heaven (1977)
Gone With the Wind premieres (1939)
The Man with the Golden Arm opens in New York (1955)
December 16: Adam Gorgoni born (1963)
Camille Saint-Saens died (1921)
Freddie Perren died (2004)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his Timeline score (2002)
Lud Gluskin born (1898)
Marco Frisina born (1954)
Noel Coward born (1889)
December 17: Craig Safan born (1948)
Don Ellis died (1978)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Rhino! (1963)
Leo Erdody born (1888)
Winfried Zillig died (1963)
December 18: Jean Musy born (1947)
Joel Hirschhorn born (1937)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1979)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Datalore" (1987)
December 19: Fred Karlin begins recording his score to The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1973)
Galt MacDermot born (1928)
Herbert Stothart begins recording his score for Northwest Passage (1939)
Michel Magne died (1984)
Paul Dessau born (1894)
Recording sessions begin for Frederick Hollander’s score for The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
Robert B. Sherman born (1925)
Roger Webb died (2002)
The Thief of Bagdad premieres in London (1940)
Walter Murphy born (1952)
December 20: Alex North begins recording his score to The Devil’s Brigade (1967)
Arlon Ober died (2004)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Red Pony (1972)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Boo!" (1985)
Ned Washington died (1976)
Richard Hazard died (2000)
December 21: Barry DeVorzon begins recording his score for The Warriors (1978)
David Michael Frank born (1948)
Derek Scott born (1921)
Eric Coates died (1957)
Franco Micalizzi born (1939)
Frank Cordell begins recording his score to Mosquito Squadron (1968)
Frank Zappa born (1940)
Goldfinger opens in New York (1964)
Matthieu Chabrol born (1956)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Something of Value (1956)
Thunderball opens in New York (1965)
Waldemar Kazanecki died (1991)
December 22: Alfi Kabiljo born (1935)
Fred Steiner's scores for the Star Trek episodes "By Any Other Name" and "The Omega Glory" are recorded (1967)
Gordon Zahler died (1975)
Guido De Angelis born (1944)
James Horner begins recording his score for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1988)
Joe Strummer died (2002)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Tribute to a Bad Man (1955)
December 23: Corey Allen Jackson born (1968)
Daniele Amfitheatrof begins recording his score for Devil's Doorway (1949)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to Saddle the Wind (1957)
Georg Haentzschel born (1907)
Jeff Alexander died (1989)
Ross Edwards born (1943)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad opens in New York (1958)
Walter Greene died (1983)
December 24: Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for It’s Alive (1973)
Bernard Herrmann died (1975)
Carlo Rustichelli born (1916)
Franz Waxman born (1906)
Mike Curb born (1944)
Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Bride of Vengeance (1948)
Richard Rodney Bennett died (2012)
December 25: Charles Chaplin died (1977)
Christian Henson born (1971)
James Brown died (2006)
Nathaniel Shilkret born (1895)
Pete Rugolo born (1915)
To Kill a Mockingbird opens in Los Angeles (1962)
December 26: Albert Sendrey born (1911)
Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for 5 Fingers (1951)
Curtis Mayfield died (1999)
Ira Newborn born (1949)
Stephen Graziano born (1954)
December 27: Benedetto Ghiglia born (1921)
Buxton Orr died (1997)
Isaak Shvarts died (2009)
John Williams begins recording his score to The Empire Strikes Back (1979)
Oscar Levant born (1906)
December 28: Alex North begins recording his score to All Fall Down (1961)
Captain Blood released in theaters (1935)
Max Steiner died (1971)
Michel Michelet died (1995)
Milton Rosen died (1994)
Mischa Spoliansky born (1898)
Paul Hindemith died (1963)
Rahman Altin born (1971)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Invitation (1952)
Richard Band born (1958)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Loud as a Whisper" (1988)
Spellbound released in theaters (1945)
December 29: George Duning's score for the Star Trek episode "Return to Tomorrow" is recorded (1967)
Roman Vlad born (1919)
Ron Goodwin begins recording his score for Submarine X-1 (1967)
Ryan Shore born (1974)
Wojciech Kilar died (2013)
December 30: Alfred Ralston born (1907)
Dmitri Kabalevsky born (1904)
Michael Nesmith born (1942)
Paul Bowles born (1910)
Ray Cook born (1936)
Richard Rodgers died (1979)
December 31: Andy Summers born (1942)
Anthony Hopkins born (1937)
Duel in the Sun premieres in Los Angeles (1946)
Frank Skinner born (1897)
Gil Melle born (1935)
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