John Philip Sousa

Composer John Philip Sousa

Profession: Composer

United States of America

Biography: Nicknamed the March King, composer of 'Liberty Bell', signature tune of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Born: November 6, 1854
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 6, 1932 (aged 77)

Married Life

  • 1879-12-30 Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis

Historical Events

  • 1880-10-01 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band
  • 1892-09-26 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1896-04-13 John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston
  • 1896-04-20 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC
  • 1896-12-25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

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