On This Day

August 1907 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • Aug 8 (Bennett) "Benny" Carter, American Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, arranger, composer ("Harlem Renaissance Suite"), and bandleader, born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Aug 14 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Aug 17 Marian Viktorovich Koval, Russian composer, born in Pristan Voznesenya, Olonets district, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • Aug 17 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer and music critic, born in Przeworsk, Habsburg Empire (now Poland) (d. 1987)
  • Aug 18 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • Aug 19 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer, music writer and editor (Ruch Muzyczny, 1957-68), born in Przeworsk, Austrian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1987) [1]
  • Aug 19 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, born in Písek, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Aug 20 Anatole Fistoulari, Ukrainian conductor, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 5 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, dies at 66
  • Aug 15 Joseph Joachim, German violinist (Hungarian Concerto), dies at 76