On This Day

March 1927 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Harry Belafonte, Jamaican-American calypso singer ("Banana Boat Song"; actor (Buck & the Preacher), and human rights activist , born in Harlem, New York
  • Mar 1 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • Mar 2 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Mar 2 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland (d. 2001) [1]
  • Mar 4 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 5 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • Mar 6 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 8 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • Mar 8 Josef Berg, Czech composer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 8 Dick Hyman, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and organist, born in New York City
  • Mar 9 Hans Ludwig Schilling, German composer, born in Mayen, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 John Beckwith, Canadian composer, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Mar 10 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • Mar 15 Carl Smith, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Maynardville, Tennessee
  • Mar 16 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • Mar 17 Sulkhan Nasidze, Georgian composer, born in Tiflis, Transcaucasia, Soviet Union (now Tblisi, Georgia) (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 John Kander, American musical theater and film composer, with Fred Ebb (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 18 Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey, American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, born near Pleasant Grove, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Mar 20 John Joubert, British South African composer (The Raising of Lazarus; An English Requiem), and educator, born in Cape Town, Union of South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Mar 23 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • Mar 24 János Decsényi, Hungarian composer (Farewell to a Vanished Century), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Mar 27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 17 James Scott Skinner, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 28 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, dies at 57