On This Day

March 1903 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 10 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke,, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • Mar 11 Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Strasburg, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • Mar 16 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
  • Mar 25 Frankie Carle, orchestra leader (Golden Touch), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music), born in Eger, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1991)