On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1917

  • Aug 12 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), born in Buhl, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • Aug 16 Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer (Sonata Breve), born in Panama City (d. 2008)
  • Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)

About August 1917

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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