On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1981

  • Aug 1 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, dies at 49
  • Aug 14 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 17 Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, dies at 85
  • Aug 26 Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Aug 27 Joan Edwards, american singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62

Person of interestVera-Ellen

Aug 30 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen