August 1929 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 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