On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1736 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London
  • 1914 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • 1923 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres
  • 1942 Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"
  • 1949 "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
  • 1964 UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
  • 1971 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
  • 1973 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1605 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, dies at 54
  • 1653 Luigi Rossi, composer, dies
  • 1785 Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1790 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, dies at 47
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Weddings in Music

  • 1995 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico