On This Day

August 1840 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Aldine Silliman Kieffer, American composer, born in Miami, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • Aug 28 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 24 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89