On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1884 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • 1953 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1667 Jean-Louis Lully, composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1667)
  • 1748 Philipp Meissner, composer
  • 1773 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer
  • 1806 George Alexander Osborne, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
  • 1755 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1813 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
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Weddings in Music

  • 1953 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 2005 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • 2012 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California