On This Day

March 1856 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 9 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 28 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76