On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
  • 1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
  • 1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • 1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • 1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1837 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries C├ęcile Jeanrenaud (20)
  • 1948 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
  • 1957 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mafia enforcer Louis McKay