What Happened on March 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)

Famous Birthdays

  • Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • Janet Collins, ballerina
  • Robert Erickson, composer