On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances
  • 1967 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding
  • 1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
  • 1975 David Bowie releases "Fame"
  • 1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
  • 1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1547 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer
  • 1586 Paul Siefert, German composer and organist, born in Danzig (d. 1666)
  • 1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)
  • 1734 Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 548 Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies
  • 1742 Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
  • 1788 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1798 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
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Weddings in Music