On This Day in Music for May 5

Events in Music

  • 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris

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1891 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • 1951 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 1955 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • 1962 West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
  • 1971 "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1984 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1990 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb

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1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • 1996 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Birthdays in Music

  • 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1680 Giuseppe Porsile, composer
  • 1715 Daniel Dal Barba, composer
  • 1749 Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
  • 1819 Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer
  • 1842 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
  • 1846 Federico Chueca, composer
  • 1848 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
  • 1854 Antonio Smareglia, composer
  • 1865 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • 1867 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
  • 1869 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • 1883 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • 1883 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • 1886 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • 1900 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1901 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • 1916 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • 1918 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)
  • 1922 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • 1922 Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
  • 1924 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1927 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • 1938 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)

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1942 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1943 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1945 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • 1948 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1950 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
  • 1950 Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
  • 1951 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • 1954 Angelo Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1957 Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
  • 1959 Ian McCulloch English rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here), born in Liverpool
  • 1962 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1963 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
  • 1966 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • 1971 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)

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1981 Craig David, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia), born in Southampton, Hampshire

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David
  • 1982 Edyta Sliwinska, Polish ballroom dancer
  • 1984 Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)
  • 1984 Eve Torres, American dancer and model
  • 1985 Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer
  • 1987 Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer
  • 1988 Brooke Hogan, American singer
  • 1988 Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter

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1988 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London,

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

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1989 Chris Brown, American R&B singer, born in Tappahannock, Virginia

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

Weddings in Music

  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

Deaths in Music

  • 1604 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1613 Johann Steuerlein, composer, dies at 66
  • 1702 Jacob Hintze, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1831 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • 1837 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85
  • 1840 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1840 Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1885 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • 1892 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
  • 1957 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74
  • 1960 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, dies at 58
  • 1963 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Rev Gary David, vocalist, dies at 76
  • 1986 Jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
  • 1986 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • 1995 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • 2004 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • 2004 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • 2006 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2015 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63