On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres at the Berlin Choralion-Saal sung by Albertine Zehme
  • 1939 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC, running until 1941 for 739 performances
  • 1942 Aaron Copland and Agnes de Mille's ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
  • 1948 "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1972 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972 Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up
  • 1980 "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1605 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
  • 1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
  • 1729 Pierre van Maldere, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1621 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59
  • 1655 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1726 Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1750 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, dies at 64
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Weddings in Music

  • 1965 Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • 2011 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2013 Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California