On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B premieres
  • 1934 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • 1954 "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
  • 1955 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
  • 1962 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
  • 1964 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
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Deaths in Music

  • 1676 Christopher Gibbons, composer, dies at 61
  • 1819 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer, dies at 66
  • 1870 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • 1904 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
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Weddings in Music

  • 1853 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)
  • 1991 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
  • 2013 Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee