On This Day in Music

  • May

Events in Music

  • 1796 James S McLean patents his piano
  • 1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • 1950 "Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1957 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format
  • 1967 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972 "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6
  • 1975 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 1817)
  • 1799 Fromental Halévy, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • 1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1835)
  • 1822 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1638 Nicolas Formé, French composer, dies at 71
  • 1652 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, dies at 39
  • 1690 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1708 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida