On This Day

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, composer
  • 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 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 Peter Conrad Baden, composer

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