On This Day

Musicians Who Died on August 28

  • 1647 Johann Dilliger, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1680 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57
  • 1767 Johann Schobert, German-French composer, dies after eating poison mushrooms at about 32
  • 1885 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1903 August Labitzky, Bohemian composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 Anatoly Lyadov [Anatol Liadov], Russian composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59
  • 1955 Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, dies in a car accident at 27
  • 1958 Nikolay Golovanov, Soviet composer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68
  • 1960 Anton Lajovic, Slovenian composer, dies at 81
  • 1982 Nini de Boël, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
  • 1988 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • 1990 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • 1994 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • 1994 Alfonso Letelier (-Llona), Chilean composer and educator (El Hombre ante la Ciencia - (Man Before Science)), dies at 88
  • 2009 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 2011 George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), dies of lung cancer at 59
  • 2013 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2014 Glenn Cornick, British rock bassist (Jethro Tull, 1967-70; Wild Turkey), dies from heart failure at 67
  • 2016 Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66