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March 2: Alfred Newman wins Oscar for Song of Bernadette score (1944)
Andrzej Korzynski born (1940)
Basil Poledouris begins recording his score to Big Wednesday (1978)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Malcolm Williamson died (2003)
Marc Blitzstein born (1905)
Richard Hazard born (1921)
Serge Gainsbourg died (1991)
March 3: Arthur Kempel died (2004)
Jeff Rona born (1957)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "Time Out" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Lee Holdridge born (1944)
March 4: Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score for Anthony Adverse wins the Oscar; however, as per Academy policy, the score is awarded to the head of the studio's music department, Leo Forbstein (1937)
Leonard Rosenman died (2008)
Max Steiner wins score Oscar for Now Voyager (1943)
March 5: Bruce Smeaton born (1938)
Gustavo Santaolalla wins his first Oscar, for the Brokeback Mountain score (2006)
Heitor Villa-Lobos born (1887)
John Williams begins recording his score to Star Wars (1977)
Max Steiner's score for The Informer wins the Oscar; Academy policy at the time awards to the score to the head of the studio's music branch -- who, in this case, is Max Steiner (1936)
Michael Gore born (1951)
Sergei Prokofiev died (1953)
Theodore Shapiro being recording his score for Idiocracy (2005)
March 6: Richard Hageman died (1966)
March 7: Gordon Parks died (2006)
King Kong premieres in New York (1933)
Michael Giacchino wins his first Oscar for Up (2010)
Miklos Rozsa wins first Oscar for Spellbound score (1946)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Allegiance" (1990)
March 8: Bruce Broughton born (1945)
Dick Hyman born (1927)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording orchestral cues for Logan's Run score (1976)
Jerry Goldsmith records his pilot score for Dr. Kildare (1961)
William Walton died (1983)
March 9: John Cale born (1940)
Richard Stone died (2001)
March 10: Arthur Honegger born (1892)
Brad Fiedel born (1951)
Charles Previn, head of the Universal Music Department, wins the Score Oscar for One Hundred Men and a Girl, for which no composer is credited (1938)
Lost Horizon premieres in Los Angeles (1937)
Marc Donahue born (1953)
March 11: David Newman born (1954)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Lili (1952)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Heart of Glory" (1988)
March 12: David Shire begins recording his score for Short Circuit (1986)
Georges Delerue born (1925)
March 13: Carl Davis begins recording his score to The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Hugo Friedhofer wins his only Oscar for The Best Years of Our Lives score (1947)
Terence Blanchard born (1962)
March 14: Les Baxter born (1922)
Quincy Jones born (1933)
Roy Budd born (1947)
March 15: Jerr Fielding records his score for the series pilot for Shirts/Skins (1974)
Jurgen Knieper born (1941)
Max Steiner wins Oscar for Since You Went Away score (1945)
Ry Cooder born (1947)
Stomu Yamashta born (1947)
March 16: John Addison born (1920)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco died (1968)
Recording sessions begin for Leonard Rosenman’s score to Cross Creek (1983)
March 17: Alfred Newman born (1901)
Ernest Gold died (1999)
Georges Delerue begins recording his score for Memories of Me (1988)
March 18: Dominic Frontiere begins recording his score for Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
John Kander born (1927)
William Lava born (1911)
March 19: Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscars for High Noon score and song (1953)
George Garvarentz died (1993)
Jean Weiner born (1896)
Jeff Alexander begins recording his score to Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
March 20: Bruno Alexiu born (1965)
Franz Waxman wins his second consecutive Best Score Oscar, for A Place in the Sun (1952)
Georges Delerue died (1992)
John Cameron born (1944)
Michel Magne born (1930)
Miklos Rozsa wins second Oscar for A Double Life score (1948)
Ray Cook died (1989)
March 21: Alex North begins recording his score for Spartacus (1960)
Alfred Newman wins his seventh Oscar, his second for Score, for Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1956)
Antony Hopkins born (1921)
John Williams wins his fifth Oscar, for his Schindler's List score (1994)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Green Berets (1968)
Mort Lindsey born (1923)
Nicola Piovani wins his first Oscar, for Life is Beautiful; Stephen Warbeck wins the final Comedy or Musical Score Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1999)
March 22: Andrew Lloyd Webber born (1948)
Angelo Badalamenti born (1937)
Goran Bregovic born (1950)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Time After Time (1979)
Stephen Sondheim born (1930)
Wally Badarou born (1955)
March 23: Aaron Copland wins his only Oscar, for The Heiress score (1950)
David Grisman born (1945)
Elliot Goldenthal wins his first Oscar, for the Frida score (2003)
Hal Mooney died (1995)
James Horner wins his first two Oscars, for Titanic's score and song; Anne Dudley wins the third Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for The Full Monty (1998)
Michael Linn died (1995)
Michael Nyman born (1944)
Philip Judd born (1953)
Trevor Jones born (1949)
March 24: Alex North wins an Honorary Oscar, “in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures;” John Barry wins his fourth Oscar, for the Out of Africa score (1986)
Arthur B. Rubnstein begins recording his score for WarGames (1983)
Brian Easdale wins only Oscar, for The Red Shoes score (1949)
Fred Steiner's score for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" is recorded (1967)
Gabriel Yared wins Dramatic Score Oscar for The English Patient; Rachel Portman wins the second Comedy or Musical Score Oscar, for Emma (1997)
John Barry begins recording his score for The Deep (1977)
John Barry wins his fifth Oscar, for the Dances With Wolves score; Stephen Sondheim wins first Oscar, for the song "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy (1991)
March 25: Bronislau Kaper wins his only Oscar, for the Lili score (1954)
Ken Thorne begins recording his score for Superman II (1980)
Luis Bacalov wins his first Oscar, for Il Postino; James Horner, nominated for both Apollo 13 and Best Picture winner Braveheart, is unavailable for comment, but ultimately decides that his heart will go on; Alan Menken wins the first Comedy or Musical Sc
Maurice Jarre wins his third Oscar, for the A Passage to India score (1985)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Royale" (1989)
Tan Dun wins his first score Oscar, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)
March 26: Alan Menken wins Oscars for The Little Mermaid score and its song "Under the Sea" (1990)
Alan Silvestri born (1950)
Fred Karlin died (2004)
John Corigliano wins his first Oscar, for The Red Violin score (2000)
Leigh Harline born (1907)
Louis Silvers died (1954)
Malcolm Arnold wins his only Oscar, for The Bridge on the River Kwai score (1958)
Noel Coward died (1973)
The Fall of the Roman Empire opens in New York (1964)
March 27: Charlie Chaplin et al win score Oscar for Limelight (1973)
Dudley Moore died (2002)
Ferde Grofe born (1892)
Hans Zimmer wins his first Oscar, for The Lion King score (1995)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Winter Kill (1974)
John Williams begins recording his score for SpaceCamp (1986)
Recording sessions begin for Nathan Barr's score to Hostel Part II (2007)
Tony Banks born (1950)
Victor Young wins posthumous Best Score Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days (1957)
March 28: Alf Clausen born (1941)
Arthur Bliss died (1975)
Carmen Dragon died (1984)
March 29: Alan Menken wins his fifth and sixth Oscars, for the Aladdin score and its song "A Whole New World” (1993)
Dave Grusin wins his first Oscar, for The Milagro Beanfield War score (1989)
Franz Waxman wins his first of two consecutive score Oscars, for Sunset Blvd. (1951)
Jerry Goldsmith wins his only Oscar, for The Omen score (1977)
John Williams wins his second Oscar and his first for Original Score, for Jaws (1976)
John Williams wins his third Oscar, for the Star Wars score (1978)
Maurice Jarre died (2009)
Richard Rodney Bennett born (1936)
Vangelis born (1943)
Vangelis wins his first Oscar, for the Chariots of Fire score (1981)
William Walton born (1902)
March 30: Alan Menken wins his third and fourth Oscars, for Beauty and the Beast's score and title song (1992)
Dimitri Tiomkin wins Oscar for High and the Mighty score (1955)
Ennio Morricone, inexplicably, doesn't win the Best Score Oscar for The Mission, which was pretty much the only score album anyone in Hollywood listened to during the late '80s; Herbie Hancock wins Oscar for Round Midnight score instead (1987)
Eric Clapton born (1945)
Luis Bacalov born (1933)
March 31: Michael Gore wins his first two Oscars for Fame's score and title song (1981)
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