On This Day

March 1820 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Richard Redhead, composer
  • Mar 7 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, German composer and teacher, born in Bnin (d. 1900)
  • Mar 21 Frank Mori, English composer, born in London (d. 1873)
  • Mar 24 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist known as the "Queen of Gospel Song Writers", born in Brewster, New York (d. 1915)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 26 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, dies at 71