Today in History: George M. Cohan

Over there
Today in History–July 3–the Library of Congress features theater maestro George M. Cohan, born on this date in 1878. The multitalented Cohan was a playwright, songwriter, dancer, actor, theater owner, and producer. He also was awarded the Congressional medal of honor for his World War I song “Over There“. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access numerous primary sources.

Over There” sheet music and audio recordings

George M. Cohan sheet music

George M. Cohan music (song recordings)

George M. Cohan newspaper articles

George M. Cohan image set

George M. Cohan Was Born from America’s Library

World War I primary source collections & teaching resources