On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1923 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1927 Franz Lehr's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1953 "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1958 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US
  • 1975 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1556 Sethus Calvisius, composer
  • 1674 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • 1690 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer
  • 1776 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1790 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1842 Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85
  • 1876 Henry John Gauntlett, composer, dies at 70
  • 1884 John Pike Hullah, composer, dies at 71
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Weddings in Music

  • 1988 Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas