On This Day

August 1924 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, American classical composer ("Of Walruses, Cheesecake, and Morse Code"), and educator (Indiana University, 1949-80), born in Yoakum, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Deniz, Welsh jazz guitarist, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher - "Exodus"), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 28 (Margaret) "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer (The Merry Monahans; Herr Come The Co-eds), and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 13 Julian Aguirre, Argentine composer and pianist, dies at 56