On This Day

August 1870 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)

Weddings in Music

Richard Wagner

Aug 25 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 16 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, dies at 80