On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna with Mozart conducting
  • 1955 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 1966 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • 1994 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 1994 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
  • 1995 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1698 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
  • 1729 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1762 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, dies at 87
  • 1868 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, dies at 87
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Weddings in Music

  • 1974 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah
  • 1980 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

Divorces in Music

  • 2012 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India