On This Day

Musicians Born in March 1905

  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, American opera and theater composer, librettist (The Cradle Will Rock), and translator (Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill works). born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Mar 6 Bob Wills, American western-swing singer, and bandleader, known as the 'King of Western Swing' (Texas Playboys -"Steel Guitar Rag"), born in Limestone County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles, Bedlgium (d.1984)
  • Mar 15 Bertha "Chippie" Hill, American blues and vaudeville singer (King Oliver's Jazz Band), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1950)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1982)
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)

About March 1905

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)