On This Day in Music for 14th March

Events in Music

  • 1885 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre
  • 1901 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
  • 1941 Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
  • 1964 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
  • 1980 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

  • 1991 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
  • 1993 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • 1993 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • 1993 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer
  • 1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1726 Josef Antonin Stepan, composer
  • 1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer
  • 1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer
  • 1795 Robert Lucas Pearsall, composer, born in Bristol, England
  • 1804 Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
  • 1815 Josephine Lang, composer
  • 1826 William Fisk Sherwin, composer
  • 1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer
  • 1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer
  • 1875 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer
  • 1883 Juan Manen, composer
  • 1884 Winter Haynes Watts, composer
  • 1887 Lawrence Collingwood, composer
  • 1894 Josef Schelb, composer
  • 1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
  • 1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • 1912 Les Brown, Reinerton Pa, American bandleader (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • 1914 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Alexander Brott, composer
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS]
  • 1919 Luther Henderson Jr, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1922 Les Baxter, US, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again)
  • 1926 Francois d'Assise Morel, composer
  • 1930 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • 1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933 Quincy Jones Jr, composer/singer (We Are The World), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1934 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
  • 1935 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • 1939 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1943 Jim Pons, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945 Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Walt Parazaider, rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Jimmy O'Rourke, rocker
  • 1954 Adrian Zmed, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 1955 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1959 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • 1981 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • 1983 Jordan Taylor Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1985 Idaira, Spanish singer

Weddings in Music

  • 2006 Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (36) weds Brittney Cade at a private ceremony in Ojai, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Deaths in Music

  • 1760 Anton Filtz, composer, dies at 26
  • 1768 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, composer, dies at 58
  • 1801 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1861 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58
  • 1944 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer, dies at 66
  • 1954 Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer, dies at 72
  • 1958 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/critic/composer, dies at 64
  • 1973 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1982 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
  • 1986 Benno Ammann, composer, dies at 81
  • 1986 Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
  • 1991 Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 1991 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1995 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • 2009 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • 2013 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2016 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81