On This Day

August 1839 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, Canadian organist, composer, and educator (The Music of The Spheres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1927)
  • Aug 17 Hubert Platt Main, composer
  • Aug 24 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 23 Charles Philippe Lafont, French violinist and composer, dies at 57