On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1852 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
  • 1902 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • 1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
  • 1955 Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1717 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer
  • 1837 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1870 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
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Deaths in Music

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Weddings in Music

  • 1995 Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)
  • 1998 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis
  • 2007 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • 2008 Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere