On This Day

March 1920 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • Mar 2 Enrique Franco, composer
  • Mar 6 Peter Brinson, British ballet and dance writer, lecturer, and promoter (Ballet For All), born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1995)
  • Mar 8 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • Mar 10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, American country singer, and mandolin player (Homer & Jethro -"The Battle of Kookamonga"), born in Conasauga, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • Mar 10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • Mar 16 John Addison, British Academy and BAFTA Award-winning film score composer (Tom Jones; A Bridge Too Far; Centennial), born in Surrey, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 John La Montaine, composer (Pulitzer 1959), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Waterman, English concert pianist and teacher (founder of Leeds International Piano Competition), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • Mar 23 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Bush, British organist, pianist, composer, and educator, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, American harmonica player ("Ruby"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Boston Pops; St. Louis Pops; Grand Rapids Pops), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Mar 27 Carl-Henrik Norin Swedish jazz saxophonist, and composer ("Mississippi Mood"), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 1967)