On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1893 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan
  • 1964 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
  • 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1984 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1985 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

Birthdays in Music

  • 1607 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • 1741 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • 1744 Amos Bull, composer
  • 1756 Karel Blazej Kopriva, composer

Deaths in Music

  • 1617 Hans Christoph Haiden, composer, dies at 44
  • 1740 Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85
  • 1765 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer, dies at 33
  • 1812 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer, dies at 57

Weddings in Music