On This Day

August 1898 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Morris Stoloff, American violinist, Academy Award-winning composer, music director (Columbia Pictures, 1938-62), and orchestra leader (Moonglow/Theme from Picnic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)

Jack Haley

Aug 10 (John Joseph) "Jack" Haley, American vaudevillle and screen actor, singer, and dancer (The Wizard of Oz -"Tin Man"; Higher and Higher), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)


Deaths in Music

  • Aug 17 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, Austrian composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Niccolò van Westerhout, Italian composer, dies at 40
  • Aug 23 Joseph Robinson, Irish singer, organist and composer, dies at 82