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This year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But there are also significant anniversaries of a host of great composers, musicians and actors. Here are 30 dates in chronological order to put in your diary.
Born 300 years ago on 8 March, the highly influential composer C.P.E. Bach was the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach and his first wife, Maria. His second name, Philipp, was given in honor of his godfather – the composer Telemann.
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