On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1882 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut
  • 1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
  • 1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances
  • 1951 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released
  • 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
  • 1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1796 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, composer
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
  • 1835 Jose Garcia Robles, composer
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Deaths in Music

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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

  • 1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage