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Birthdays in Music in August 1912

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Aug 10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • Aug 21 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)

Person of interestGene Kelly

Aug 23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Aug 31 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chill├ín, Chile (d. 1996)

About August 1912

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)