On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1916 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1935 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1959 "Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances
  • 1966 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • 1970 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer, dies at 34
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, Austrian composer, dies at 28
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
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Weddings in Music

  • 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
  • 1996 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville
  • 2014 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Divorces in Music

  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage