On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1959

  • Aug 2 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 7 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 9 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 13 Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent, Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • Aug 16 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), dies at 80
  • Aug 28 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68