On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1919

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 29 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2018)
  • Aug 30 Kitty Wells, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)

About August 1919

How Old? 100 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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