On This Day

August 1936 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Anthony Payne, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, born in London (d. 2021)
  • Aug 3 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965), born in Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Elsbeary Hobbs, American bass doo-wop vocalist (The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 7 Charles Pope, American soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • Aug 10 Chuck Israels, American jazz double bassist, composer (Bill Evans Trio), arranger, and band leader, born in New York City
  • Aug 12 Gerard Masson, composer
  • Aug 17 Ivan Parik, Czech composer, born in Bratislava
  • Aug 17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician and actor and activist, born on Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 22 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 Rudy Lewis, American pop vocalist (The Drifters - "Up On The Roof"; "On Broadway"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Aug 29 Gilbert Amy, French composer (Mouvements; Épigrammes), conductor, and educator, born in Paris, France
  • Aug 30 Edward Pałłasz, Polish classical, theater, and film composer, born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 2019)
  • Aug 31 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, born in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia (d. 2018)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 15 Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 15 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Aug 17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • Aug 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and composer, murdered at 37 or 38