On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1901 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • 1911 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
  • 1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances
  • 1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
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Deaths in Music

  • 1643 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1682 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
  • 1719 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66
  • 1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
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