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, Czech composer, dies at 83
  • 1826 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1883 Ángela Peralta, Mexican operatic soprano, harpist, pianist, and composer, dies of yellow fever at 38
  • 1904 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, dies at 79
  • 1944 (William) Crickett Smith, American ragtime, and jazz cornetist and trumpeter (James Reese Europe's Clef Club; Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolics; Louis Mitchell's Jazz Kings), and band leader, dies at 53
  • 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 (Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra), orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher), and composer (McHales's Navy theme), 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

  • 1982 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, dies at 86
  • 1985 "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
  • 2013 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), dies at 84