On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1927 "Grand Ole Opry" first named as such during Barn Dance radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • 1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 2016 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1764 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1829)
  • 1813 Errico Petrella, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, born in Neukirchen, Germany (d. 1903)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1618 Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
  • 1665 Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies
  • 1770 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1805 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
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Weddings in Music

  • 1947 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)
  • 2005 "Audioslave" drummer Brad Wilk (37) weds "Seven Year Bitch" former lead vocalist Selene Vigil near the frozen waters of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
  • 2005 Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma