On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1982 Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC
  • 1997 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1720 Johann Samuel Welter, composer, dies at 69
  • 1777 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1783 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1822 Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60
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Weddings in Music

  • 1986 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)
  • 1991 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown