August 1928 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 7 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • Aug 17 Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer
  • Aug 21 Zdenek Lukas, composer
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • Aug 23 Gerd Natschinski, composer
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer
  • Aug 28 James Wild, music teacher
  • Aug 29 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • Aug 30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna


Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 12 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
  • Aug 13 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74