On This Day

November 1854 in Music

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestJohn Philip Sousa

Nov 6 John Philip Sousa, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Nov 9 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1906)
  • Nov 13 George Whitfield Chadwick, American composer (Judi Van Winke), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1931)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 19 Alberich Zwyssig, composer, dies at 46