On This Day in Music for September 30

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1954 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1967 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • 1968 Supremes release "Love Child"

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Birthdays in Music

  • 1622 Johann Sebastiani, composer
  • 1685 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer
  • 1743 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer
  • 1752 Justin Heinrich Knecht, composer
  • 1824 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer
  • 1852 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer
  • 1856 Andrejs Jurjans, composer
  • 1862 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer
  • 1871 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
  • 1879 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
  • 1898 Johannes Rontgen, composer
  • 1906 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • 1907 Arnold Elston, composer
  • 1908 David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1919 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • 1920 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1925 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born Copenhagen
  • 1934 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1935 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1937 Valentin Vasil'yevich Sil'vestrov, composer
  • 1942 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • 1942 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • 1943 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1946 Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • 1946 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • 1947 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • 1950 Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • 1952 Frank Zincavage, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1953 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954 Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Marty Stuart, Philadelphia Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)
  • 1958 Rodwell Biggie Tembo Marasha, musician
  • 1959 Basia Trzetrzelevska, Polish jazz singer (Time & Life)
  • 1961 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1962 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • 1963 Reb Beach, rocker (Winger)
  • 1964 Trey Anastasio, American musician (Phish)
  • 1979 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist
  • 1979 Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
  • 1984 T-Pain, American rapper/singer
  • 1987 Denise Laurel, Filipine actress and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2002 Maddie Ziegler, American dancer, actress and model, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 2006 Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  • 2011 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Deaths in Music

  • 1612 Ercole Bottrigari, composer, dies at 81
  • 1712 Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
  • 1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
  • 1755 Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
  • 1803 Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
  • 1819 Nicolas Roze, composer, dies at 74
  • 1884 Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
  • 1904 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • 1912 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1940 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
  • 1963 Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1983 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
  • 1989 Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
  • 1999 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • 2016 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96