August 1931 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), born in Cork City (d. 1971)
  • Aug 2 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 8 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • Aug 11 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • Aug 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • Aug 21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 26 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Aug 28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29
  • Aug 20 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64