On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1892 NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
  • 1900 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1934 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC
  • 1965 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • 1977 "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • 1994 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1562 Hans Leo Hassler, composer
  • 1583 Simon Besler, composer
  • 1650 Johann Samuel Welter, composer
  • 1739 Michel Delalande, composer
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Deaths in Music

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Weddings in Music

  • 1977 "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol
  • 2011 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy