On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1885 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta
  • 1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1948 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
  • 1948 20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win
  • 1954 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 1965 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" in Naples
  • 1967 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • 1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks
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Deaths in Music

  • 1757 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1804 Ignaz Malzat, composer, dies at 47
  • 1812 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1866 Rikard Nordraak, composer, dies at 23
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Weddings in Music

  • 1848 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
  • 1969 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
  • 1970 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London
  • 1976 Rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico