On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1906 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • 1938 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich
  • 1940 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC
  • 1959 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London
  • 1960 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1650 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, dies at 59
  • 1787 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1791 Joseph Schmitt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1805 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
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Weddings in Music

  • 1998 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California