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)

Person of interestMae West

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

Actress Mae West
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  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1979)
  • Aug 21 Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] 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)

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 (b. 1818)