On This Day

March 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Bernard George Stevens, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • Mar 5 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), born in Streatham, England (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6 George "Red" Callender, American jazz and session string bass and tuba player, born in Haynesville, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • Mar 10 Manuel "Manny" Greenhill, American record producer and manager (d. 1996)
  • Mar 13 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Mar 15 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Mar 17 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Louis Toebosch, Dutch composer, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Mar 22 George Wyle [Bernard Weissman], American composer (The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and orchestra leader (Flip Wilson Show), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Mar 25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Vic Schoen, American arranger, composer, and orchestra leader (The Andrews Sisters: Dinah Shore; Patti Page), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 24 Enrique Granados, Spanish concert pianist, and composer (Goyescas), drowns crossing the English Channel when his ferry is sunk by a German torpedo attack at 48