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Birthdays in Music in August 1921

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Aug 3 Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1923)
  • Aug 7 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Manitas de Plata, flamenco guitarist, born in S├Ęte, France (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • Aug 8 Webb Pierce, American singer (In the Jailhouse Now), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • Aug 13 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, Italian opera and theatre director, born in Barcola, Trieste, Italy (d. 1997)
  • Aug 17 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), Ranelagh, County Dublin (d. 2015)

About August 1921

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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