August 1919 in Music

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Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 Kitty Wells, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 9 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), dies at 62