On This Day

August 1873 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 6 Mary Carr Moore, American composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1957)
  • Aug 11 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1954)
  • Aug 18 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Aug 18 Otto Harbach, American songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 20 William Henry Bell, English composer, born in St Albans, England (d. 1946)
  • Aug 22 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm, German composer, dies at 57