On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
  • 1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres
  • 1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1968 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
  • 1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
  • 1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1747 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
  • 1751 Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
  • 1793 Josepf Francois Snel, composer
  • 1817 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1655 Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
  • 1727 Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
  • 1781 Augustin Ullinger, composer, dies at 35
  • 1936 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
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Divorces in Music

  • 2007 Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage