On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • 1949 "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 1957 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1672 Francesco Mancini, composer
  • 1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • 1804 Karl August Krebs, composer
  • 1815 Adolph Trube, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
  • 1817 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
  • 1864 Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • 1886 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
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Weddings in Music

  • 2016 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California