On This Day

August 1932 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Aug 5 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, born in Velsen, Netherlands (d.1996)
  • Aug 8 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Aug 10 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • Aug 12 Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
  • Aug 16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 24 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 27 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • Aug 28 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Aug 31 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 20 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 21 Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80