On This Day

August 1929 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, Czech violinist, conductor (Artist of Merit, 1977) and grandson of the composer with same name, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Welsh composer (Floriture), born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 12 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 14 Lorez Alexandria [Taylor] American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (Peace Piece; Waltz For Debbie), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French songwriter, singer, guitarist, and Bob Dylan translator, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Aug 28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 16 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Sergei P. Diaghilev, Russian dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57