On This Day

March 1916 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • 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 A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 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, composer
  • Mar 22 George Wyle, American orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 24 Enrique Granados, Spanish opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48