On This Day

March 1750 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 23 Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian double bassist and composer, born in Feldsberg, Lower Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic) (d. 1812)
  • Mar 30 John Stafford Smith, British organist and composer ("The Anacreontic Song", later used for American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"), baptized in London, England (d. 1836)