On This Day

Musicians Who Died on August 30

  • 1529 Juan del Encina, Spanish author and composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, dies at 57
  • 1808 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83
  • 1826 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1904 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, dies at 79
  • 1953 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, dies at 51
  • 1956 Anita Donostia [Jose Antonio de Donostia], Spanish composer, musicologist and priest, dies at 70
  • 1963 Axel Stordahl, American arranger & orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), dies of cancer at 50

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1981 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

Actress Vera-Ellen
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  • 1982 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, dies at 86
  • 1985 [Joseph Rudolph] Philly Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1986 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), dies at 53
  • 2005 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90
  • 2012 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44