August 1916 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (d. 1970)
  • Aug 11 Benny Lee, Scottish singer and actor (Are You Being Served), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany [Mary Johnstone], British concert pianist (OBE-1979), born in Saltash England (d. 2009)
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, born in Saint-Martin, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • Aug 31 Everett Lee, American violinist, and theater and classical conductor (Cosmopolitan Little Symphony, 1947-55; Norrkoping Symphony, 1962-72), born in Wheeling, West Virgina (d. 2022)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, dies at 48
  • Aug 5 George Butterworth, English composer, dies at 31
  • Aug 5 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, Russian composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 13 Fritz Steinbach, German conductor and composer, dies at 61