On This Day

August 1887 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 7 Charles Luckyth "Luckey" Roberts, stride pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Aug 25 Olav Fartein Valen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1952)
  • Aug 26 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony), born in Managua (d. 1961)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Zamudio, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, born in Bogata (d. 1952)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 17 Franz Commer, German composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Wilhelm Volkmar, German composer, dies at 74