On This Day

March 5, 1981 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

  • Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Zach Williams, American Christian rock musician (There was Jesus), born in Pensacola, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • Theodore "Red" Saunders, American jazz drummer and bandleader, based in Chicago, dies at 69
  • Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist ("Over The Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"), dies in a car crash at 84
1981 in Music