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August 1: Antony Partos born (1968)
Arthur B. Rubinstein records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Remote Control Man" (1985)
Barrington Pheloung died (2019)
Dean Wareham born (1963)
Dhani Hamilton born (1978)
Jerome Moross born (1913)
Lionel Bart born (1930)
Martin Phipps born (1968)
Michael Penn born (1958)
Paddy Moloney born (1938)
Paul Sawtell died (1971)
Walter Scharf born (1910)
August 2: Arthur Kempel born (1945)
Carlo Savina born (1919)
Daniel Licht died (2017)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Gunfight at the OK Corral (1956)
Irwin Bazelon died (1995)
Joe Harnell born (1924)
John Williams begins recording his score for Monsignor (1982)
Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Miracle” (1971)
Muir Mathieson died (1975)
Phillip Lambro born (1935)
Recording sessions begin on Leigh Harline’s score for No Down Payment (1957)
Robert Drasnin records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Man-Eating House” (1966)
August 3: Alfred Schnittke died (1998)
David Buttolph born (1902)
Ira Newborn begins recording his score for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Louis Gruenberg born (1884)
Robert Emmett Dolan born (1906)
Warren Barker died (2006)
August 4: Adam Walacinski died (2015)
Bernardo Segall born (1911)
Billy Goldenberg died (2020)
David Raksin born (1912)
Egisto Macchi born (1928)
Egisto Macchi died (1992)
Michael Small begins recording his score for Firstborn (1984)
Nathan Johnson born (1976)
Recording sessions begin for The Prisoner of Zenda remake, with Conrad Salinger adapting Alfred Newman's original score (1952)
August 5: Abigail Mead born as Vivian Kubrick (1960)
Adolph Deutsch begins recording his score for The Matchmaker (1957)
Alexander Courage's music for the Star Trek episode "The Enterprise Incident" is recorded (1968)
Christopher Gunning born (1944)
Cyril Morin born (1962)
Fred Karger died (1979)
Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Mommie Dearest (1981)
Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his unused score for Gladiator (1991)
Michael Small begins recording his score for Comes a Horseman (1978)
Robert Prince records his first Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “Homecoming” (1970)
Stuart Hancock born (1975)
August 6: Alex North begins recording his score to Pony Soldier (1952)
Andre Previn begins recording his score to The Outriders (1949)
Christopher Dedrick died (2010)
Cyril J. Mockridge born (1896)
David Newman begins recording his score to The Brave Little Toaster (1986)
Harry Geller records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Giants and All That Jazz” (1969)
Jack Elliott born (1927)
Larry Adler died (2001)
Marvin Hamlisch died (2012)
Oliver Wallace born (1887)
Robert Prince records his final Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “Mindbend” (1971)
Soren Hyldgaard born (1962)
Svend Erik Tarp born (1908)
August 7: Alfred Newman begins recording his adaptations of Jerome Kern songs for Centennial Summer (1945)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for All I Want for Christmas (1991)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Man with a Cloak (1951)
Don Ellis begins recording his score for The French Connection (1971)
Gerald Fried records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Trek” (1967)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Scorpion, Part II” (1997)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score to The Mechanic (1972)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Deep Rising (1997)
Joseph Kosma died (1969)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Her Twelve Men (1953)
Roy Budd died (1993)
Walter Scharf records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Assassin” (1967)
August 8: Arthur Morton born (1908)
Basil Kirchin born (1927)
Benny Carter born (1907)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Gift” (1997)
Fred Steiner records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Space Primevals" (1967)
James Horner begins recording his score for The Pagemaster (1994)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Capricorn One (1977)
Louis Levy died (1957)
Nathan Wang born (1956)
Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco episode “One Last Shot” (1974)
Sidney Cutner’s score for The Invaders episode “Condition: Red” is recorded (1967)
Stefano Mainetti born (1957)
Victor Young born (1900)
August 9: Alexander Courage records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Wild Adventure" (1966)
Andre Hossein died (1983)
David Raksin died (2004)
Dmitri Shostakovich died (1975)
Duane Tatro died (2020)
George Duning's score for the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead" is recorded (1968)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “Jonah and the Whale” (1965)
Leith Stevens records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Blast Off into Space" (1966)
Patrick Williams begins recording his score for Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1978)
Peter Matz died (2002)
Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Tony Mottola died (2004)
August 10: Brian Easdale born (1909)
Douglas M. Lackey born (1932)
Ennio Morricone begins recording his score for So Fine (1981)
Isaac Hayes died (2008)
Mischa Bakaleinikoff died (1960)
August 11: Ali Shaheed Muhammad born (1970)
Bill Conti begins recording his score for Five Days from Home (1977)
Don Davis begins recording his score for The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Emile Mosseri born (1985)
Joe Jackson born (1954)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Light Touch (1951)
Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco episode “The Glass Dart Board” (1975)
Raymond Leppard born (1927)
Richard Shores begins recording his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Eccentrics” (1966)
Ron Grainer born (1922)
Toby Chu born (1977)
August 12: David Lee born (1926)
David Munrow born (1942)
Hugo Montenegro records his only Mission: Impossible episode score, for “The Rebel” (1970)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Mark Knopfler born (1949)
Marty Paich died (1995)
Pat Metheny born (1954)
Peter Peter born (1960)
Victor Young begins recording his score for The Accused (1948)
Zacarias M. de la Riva born (1972)
August 13: Axel Stordahl born (1913)
Dennis Farnon born (1923)
Gerald Fried writes his final Mission: Impossible score, for “The Code” (1969)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Warlock (1988)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
John Cacavas born (1930)
John Ireland born (1879)
John Ottman begins recording his score to Gothika (2003)
Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco episode “Going Home” (1973)
Richard LaSalle records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “The Mechanical Man” (1969)
Richard Shores records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Big Blackmail” (1968)
Roque Banos records his score for Oldboy (2013)
Zdenek Liska died (1983)
August 14: Edmund Meisel born (1894)
James Horner born (1953)
Lee Zahler born (1893)
Michael McCormack born (1973)
Oscar Levant died (1972)
Patrick Williams records his score for The Streets of San Francisco episode “The Thirty-Year Pin” (1972)
August 15: Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)
Cesk Zadeja died (1997)
Duane Tatro’s score for The Invaders episode “The Saucer” is recorded (1967)
Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Harry and Son (1983)
Jacques Ibert born (1890)
Jimmy Webb born (1946)
Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Memory” (1966)
Ned Washington born (1901)
Ron Jones records his pilot score for the animated Superman series (1988)
Ronald Stein died (1988)
August 16: Alan Silvestri wins Emmys for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’s main title theme and its premiere episode score; David Arnold and Michael Price win for Sherlock’s “His Last Vow” (2014)
Bruno Nicolai died (1991)
John Williams records the third season theme for Lost in Space (1967)
Miles Goodman died (1996)
Tadashi Hattori died (2008)
August 17: Ernest Gold bgins recording his score for A Child Is Waiting (1962)
John Williams begins recording his score for Black Sunday (1976)
Johnny Harris records his score for The New Adventures of Wonder Woman episode “The Deadly Sting” (1978)
Lisa Coleman born (1960)
Vivek Maddala born (1973)
August 18: Artie Kane records his score for The New Adventures of Wonder Woman episode “The Return of Wonder Woman” (1977)
Carlos Rafael Rivera born (1970)
David Benoit born (1953)
Elmer Bernstein died (2004)
Igo Kantor born (1930)
Jack Elliott died (2001)
John Debney born (1956)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Butterfield 8 (1960)
Robert Russell Bennett died (1981)
Stephen Endelman born (1962)
Stuart Matthewman born (1960)
Tan Dun born (1957)
August 19: Alexander Courage's score for the Star Trek episode "The Man Trap” is recorded (1966)
Andre Previn begins recording his score to The Subterraneans (1959)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Desire Under the Elms (1957)
Fumio Hayasaka born (1914)
Geoff Zanelli wins the Emmy for Into the West; Sean Callery wins his second Emmy, for the 24 episode “Day 5: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.”; Edward Shearmur wins for Masters of Horror’s main title theme (2006)
Gustavo Santaolalla born (1951)
Herman Stein born (1915)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Equinox, Part II” (1999)
Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Controllers” (1969)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Take Her, She’s Mine (1963)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Illustrated Man (1968)
John Williams begins recording the soundtrack LP of Earthquake (1974)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Telefon (1977)
Luchi De Jesus born (1923)
Luchi De Jesus died (1984)
Ludovic Bource born (1970)
Ray Cooper born (1942)
William Motzing born (1937)
August 20: Alain Goraguer born (1931)
Edward Williams born (1921)
Irving Gertz records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “The Creed” (1968)
Isaac Hayes born (1942)
Raoul Kraushaar born (1908)
Recording sessions begin for David Arnold’s score for Stargate (1994)
Richard Peaslee died (2016)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Naked Now" (1987)
Stelvio Cipriani born (1937)
August 21: Alex Wurman wins the Emmy for his Temple Grandin score; Sean Callery wins his third Emmy, for the 24 episode score “Day 8: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman win for Nurse Jackie’s main title theme (2010),
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino died (1987)
Basil Poledouris born (1945)
Constant Lambert died (1951)
Gerald Fried records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Widow” (1967)
Joe Strummer born (1952)
Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Two Flags West (1950)
Richard Band begins recording his score for Robo Warriors (1996)
Walter Schumann died (1958)
August 22: Bronislau Kaper begins recording his score for Ride, Vaquero! (1952)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for This Girl for Hire (1983)
James Dooley born (1976)
John Williams begins recording his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Mission" (1985)
Johnny Green begins recording his score for Twilight of Honor (1963)
Stanislas Syrewicz born (1946)
August 23: Alexandre Desplat born (1961)
Constant Lambert born (1905)
David Rose died (1990)
Howard Blake begins recording his score for S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Ian Fraser born (1933)
Julian Nott born (1960)
Jurriaan Andriessen died (1996)
Martial Solal born (1927)
Marvin Hatley died (1986)
Willy Russell born (1947)
August 24: Dave Grusin begins recording his score for Absence of Malice (1981)
Jean-Michel Jarre born (1948)
John Debney wins his first Emmy, for the Young Riders episode score “Kansas;” Richard Bellis wins for part 1 of It (1991)
Mark Lawrence died (1991)
Peter Kyed born (1963)
August 25: Elvis Costello born (1954)
Harry Manfredini born (1943)
Jack Nitzsche died (2000)
Joby Talbot born (1971)
John Williams begins recording his score for Bachelor Flat (1961)
Leith Stevens records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “Time Bomb” (1965)
Leonard Bernstein born (1918)
Ray Heindorf born (1908)
Richard Markowitz records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Raven” (1966)
Robert Drasnin records his score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Casual Killer” (1965)
Tom Manoff born (1945)
Zoe Poledouris born (1973)
August 26: Alan Parker born (1944)
Branford Marsalis born (1960)
Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain" is recorded (1968)
Humphrey Searle born (1915)
John Frizzell begins recording his score for Alien Resurrection (1997)
John Williams records his score for the Lost in Space pilot episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965)
Mark Snow born (1946)
Ralph Vaughan Williams died (1958)
Recording sessions begin for Miklos Rozsa’s score to The Hour Before the Dawn (1943)
August 27: Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale" (1963)
Craig Safan begins recording his score for Remo Williams: the Adventure Begins (1985)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score to 36 Hours (1964)
Eric Coates born (1886)
Geoffrey Burgon begins recording his score for The Dogs of War (1980)
Harry Geller records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “The Golden Cage” (1968)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Night” (1998)
Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Execution” (1968)
John Altman wins the Emmy for RKO 281; Joseph LoDuca wins for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode “Fallen Angel;” W.G. Snuffy Walden wins for The West Wing main title theme (2000)
John Williams begins recording his score for 1941 (1979)
John Williams begins recording his score for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Johnny Mandel records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "One for the Road" (1985)
Lennie Hayton records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “…And Five of Us Are Left” (1965)
Miles Goodman born (1949)
Sonny Sharrock born (1940)
August 28: Annette Focks born (1964)
Bruce Broughton wins his sixth Emmy, for Glory & Honor; Christophe Beck wins the Emmy for his Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode score “Becoming: Part 1” (1998)
Duane Tatro’s score for The Invaders episode “Valley of the Shadow” is recorded (1967)
John Williams begins recording his score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Laurence Rosenthal wins his third consecutive Emmy, for The Bourne Identity; Lee Holdridge wins his first Emmy, for the Beauty and the Beast pilot score (1988)
Richard Hartley wins the Emmy for his Alice in Wonderland score; Carl Johnson wins for the Invasion America episode score “Final Mission;” Martin Davich wins for his main title to Trinity (1999)
Ustad Vilayat Khan born (1928)
August 29: Anthony Adverse released in theaters (1936)
Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "Charlie X" is recorded (1966)
James Horner begins recording his score for Gorky Park (1983)
John Williams begins recording his score for The River (1984)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Miniver Story (1950)
Recording sessions begin for Richard Rodney Bennett's score for Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
Victor Young begins recording his score to The Tall Men (1955)
August 30: Axel Stordahl died (1963)
Bernardo Bonezzi died (2012)
Bruce Broughton wins his fifth Emmy, for O Pioneers!; Bruce Babcock wins for the Matlock episode score “The Strangler” (1992)
Conrad Salinger born (1901)
Emil Newman died (1984)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his replacement score for The River Wild (1994)
John Phillips born (1935)
Luis Bacalov born (1933)
Sol Kaplan's score for the Star Trek episode "The Doomsday Machine" is recorded (1967)
August 31: Alexander Courage's score for the Star Trek episode "The Naked Time" is recorded (1966)
Joel McNeely begins recording his score for Iron Will (1993)
Lalo Schifrin records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Killer” (1970)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Swan (1955)
Robert Drasnin records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Forbidden World" (1966)
The Sea Hawk is released in theaters (1940)
Walter Scharf records his final Mission: Impossible score, for the episode “The Bank” (1967)
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