On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1878 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London
  • 1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
  • 1957 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
  • 1963 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1688 Christian August Jacobi, composer
  • 1726 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
  • 1767 Ferdinand Franzl, composer
  • 1767 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1765 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53
  • 1826 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72
  • 1914 Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
  • 1917 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois