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Birthdays in Music in August 1940

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • Aug 4 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Aug 10 Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Aug 12 Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • Aug 14 Darrell George "Dash" Crofts, American singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze), born in Cisco, Texas
  • Aug 15 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • Aug 19 Johnny Nash, Amercian rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 20 John Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • Aug 24 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 25 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug 27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • Aug 28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

About August 1940

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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