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Events in Music

  • 1931 Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre h
  • 1934 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1946 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • 1951 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1955 Sammy Fain and Dan Shapiro's musical comedy "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC. after 176 performances
  • 1960 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1179 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known, dies at 81
  • 1604 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1702 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • 1732 Josef Antonín Plánický, Czech composer, dies at 40
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Weddings in Music

  • 1973 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
  • 1994 "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada
  • 2005 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada