August Birthdays

Picture of Big Band Birthday Cake

Here is a list of August Birthdays of notable Big Band and Swing artists that we play right here on Swing City Radio.  I also included the date the artist passed away for age purposes. If you feel that I missed someone, then send me an email through the website.  View more Big Band related Birthday and Events on our Swing City Radio Station Calendar.

August 3
Les Elgart (August 3, 1917 – July 29, 1995)

August 4
Abe Lyman (August 4, 1897 – October 23, 1957)
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

August 7
Freddie Slack (August 7, 1910 – August 10, 1965)

August 8
Benny Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003)
Lucky Millinder (August 8, 1910 – September 28, 1966)

August 9
Harry Mills (August 9, 1913 – June 28, 1982)

August 10
Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 – July 1, 1965)

August 13
Anna Mae Winburn (August 13, 1913 – September 30, 1999)
Skinnay Ennis (August 13, 1907 – June 3, 1963)

August 17
Larry Clinton (August 17, 1909 – May 2, 1985)

August 19
Eddie Durham (August 19, 1906 – March 6, 1987)

August 20
Jack Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964)

August 21
Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

August 23
Bob Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993)

August 24
Buster Smith (August 24, 1904 – August 10, 1991)

August 26
Jimmy Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972)
Lester Lanin (August 26, 1907 – October 27, 2004)

August 27
Lester Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959)

August 30
Kenny Dorham (August 30, 1924 – December 5, 1972)

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