On This Day in Music for 19th March

Events in Music

  • 1859 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
  • 1864 Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris
  • 1870 The opera "Guarany" premieres in Milan
  • 1941 Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
  • 1959 "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1960 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • 1962 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1966 "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1972 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
  • 1975 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1989 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • 1992 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1993 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • 1995 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1995 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1998 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater

Birthdays in Music

  • 1604 Johan IV, composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
  • 1673 Pedro Vaz Rego, composer
  • 1715 Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer
  • 1740 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • 1740 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • 1745 Nicolas Sejan, composer
  • 1752 Jose Mauricio, composer
  • 1767 Leonhard von Call, composer
  • 1785 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer
  • 1809 Fredrik Pacius, composer
  • 1816 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer
  • 1847 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer
  • 1872 Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1873 Max Reger, Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/prof (Leipzig Univ)
  • 1879 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
  • 1883 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer
  • 1892 Robert Denzler, composer
  • 1904 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer
  • 1906 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • 1907 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy, composer
  • 1907 Marc Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1912 Russ Case, Hamburg Iowa, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show)
  • 1917 Dino Lipatti, composer
  • 1923 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1929 Herman van San, composer
  • 1929 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • 1930 Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • 1936 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • 1937 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
  • 1942 Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1942 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • 1944 Joseph Celli, composer
  • 1944 Myung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, cellist (Chung Trio)
  • 1946 Paul Atkinson, rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • 1946 Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
  • 1952 Derek Longmuir, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1953 Billy Sheehan, rocker (Mr Big-Lean Into It)
  • 1953 Ricky Wilson, Athens Ga, rock guitarist (B-52's-Love Shack)
  • 1959 Terry Hall, rocker (Colourfield-Animal Liberation)
  • 1964 Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
  • 1966 James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer
  • 1969 Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
  • 1975 Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
  • 1975 Brann Dailor, American drummer
  • 1976 Zach Lind, American drummer (Jimmy Eat World)
  • 1980 Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
  • 1983 Ana Rezende, Brazilian film director and musician (CSS)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1918 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (17) weds Daisy Parker (21)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)


Deaths in Music

  • 1782 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer, dies at 59
  • 1782 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer, dies at 33
  • 1796 Stephen Storace, composer, dies at 33
  • 1797 Philip Hayes, composer, dies at 58
  • 1811 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
  • 1845 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • 1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bohemian composer, dies at 87
  • 1866 Louis Clapisson, composer, dies at 57
  • 1876 Jozef Stefani, composer, dies at 75
  • 1884 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • 1893 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • 1900 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • 1905 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49
  • 1913 John Thomas, composer, dies at 87
  • 1924 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • 1943 Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • 1947 Willem F J Pijper, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
  • 1954 Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71
  • 1961 Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
  • 1969 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • 1976 George Sklavos, composer, dies at 87
  • 1976 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
  • 1982 Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
  • 1990 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1993 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • 1995 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician, dies at 83
  • 1996 Christopher John Magenis Headington, musician, dies at 65
  • 2007 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)