On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1930 Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1944 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1947 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 1964 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
  • 1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • 1968 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
  • 1732 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
  • 1751 Ferdinand Kauer, composer
  • 1793 William Henry Havergal, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1580 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
  • 1659 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1760 Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62
  • 1875 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
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Divorces in Music