On This Day in Music for October 19

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1845 Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1943 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • 1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • 1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 1963 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
  • 1969 J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1975 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • 1975 Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
  • 1986 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1986 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1987 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • 1989 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1989 Astor Piazzolla & Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in NYC
  • 1995 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 1997 "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1545 Giovanale Ancina, composer
  • 1652 Louis Le Quointe, composer
  • 1684 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer
  • 1690 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer
  • 1824 Frantisek Pivoda, composer
  • 1828 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
  • 1866 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • 1889 Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)
  • 1892 Ilmari Hannikainen, composer
  • 1900 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
  • 1900 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Vittorio Giannini, composer
  • 1907 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer
  • 1908 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
  • 1911 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
  • 1916 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
  • 1926 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1929 Dumitru Capoianu, composer
  • 1931 Laszlo Kalmar, composer
  • 1934 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • 1943 Robert Morris, composer
  • 1943 Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • 1944 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • 1944 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • 1945 Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • 1947 Wilbert Hart, US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
  • 1948 Chester Biscardi, composer
  • 1948 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • 1952 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1955 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1957 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • 1958 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • 1958 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
  • 1960 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • 1960 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
  • 1965 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1967 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
  • 1968 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Pras, American musician
  • 1978 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978 Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician
  • 1979 Brian Robertson, American trombonist

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

2012 Grammy Award winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Actress Jessica Biel
Actress
Jessica Biel

Deaths in Music

  • 1758 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
  • 1786 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58
  • 1793 Francisco Morera, composer, dies at 62
  • 1932 Arthur Friedheim, composer, dies at 72
  • 1956 Isham Jones, American musician (b. 1894)
  • 1959 Stanley Bate, composer, dies at 45
  • 1960 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • 1961 John Axel Fernstrom, composer, dies at 63
  • 1987 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
  • 1988 Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1992 Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
  • 1995 Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58
  • 1997 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 2000 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
  • 2005 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • 2007 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2013 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79