On This Day

August 1893 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 10 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • Aug 14 Alfred Alessandrescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1959)
  • Aug 15 Alexander Gauk, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1963)

Mae West

Aug 17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)
  • Aug 21 (Marie-Juliette) "Lili" Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • Aug 23 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • Aug 31 Lily Laskine, French harpist, born in Paris (d. 1988)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, Italian operatic composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75