Today in Phantom of the Opera History

Events in Music

  • 1986-10-09 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
  • 1988-01-26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • 1988-06-04 42nd Tony Awards: M Butterfly & Phantom of the Opera win
  • 2012-04-09 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Birthdays in Music

  • 1862-01-01 Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1877-01-04 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1894-06-16 Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1903-07-16 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-01-19 Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1960-08-14 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)

Deaths in Music

  • 1937-05-01 Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
  • 1967-03-06 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1993-05-07 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89