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August 1918 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Aug 19 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • Aug 6 Norman Granz, American record producer (Jazz at the Philharmonic; Verve Records), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • Aug 12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, born in Saigon, Vietnam (d. 1994)
  • Aug 17 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Aug 19 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Aug 26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • Aug 31 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Aug 31 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 18 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 8 Gertrude E Durden Rush, American composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64