August 1908 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1979)
  • Aug 4 Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor, born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • Aug 6 George Singer, Czech-Israeli pianist, composer, and opera conductor (Hamburg Staatsoper; Israeli Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1980)
  • Aug 6 Svend Erik Tarp, Danish composer, born in Thisted, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • Aug 17 Kurt Hessenberg, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Aug 18 Milan Ristić, Serbian composer, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1982)
  • Aug 19 (Lyle) "Spud" Murphy [Miko Stefanovic], Serbian-American jazz multi-instrumentalist, arranger (Benny Goodman; Casa Loma Orchestra), bandleader, composer (Columbia Pictures), and educator (Equal Interval System), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Aug 19 Al Morgan, American jazz double-bassist (Cab Calloway; Fats Waller; Louis Jordan), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • Aug 30 Willie Bryant, American jazz singer, band leader, and disc jockey (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • Aug 31 Conrad Baden, Norwegian composer, organist and music critic, born in Drammen, Norway (d. 1989)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 13 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, singer, composer and publisher (Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Louis Varney, French composer, dies at 64