On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • 1792 D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • 1931 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera NYC
  • 1941 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"
  • 1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records
  • 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances

Birthdays in Music

Deaths in Music

  • 1743 Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at 69
  • 1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer, dies at 57