On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1767 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres
  • 1877 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres
  • 1893 Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres
  • 1926 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris
  • 1948 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
  • 1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1673 Juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68
  • 1781 Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56
  • 1783 Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84
  • 1790 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38
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Divorces in Music

  • 2005 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences