Birthdays in Music in August 1924

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 28 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, composer
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer