On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1967 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • 2015 Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1638 Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
  • 1700 Johann Christoph Richter, composer
  • 1802 John Barnett, composer
  • 1818 Heinrich Esser, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1738 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, dies at 84
  • 1782 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1782 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • 1789 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
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Weddings in Music

  • 1999 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
  • 2006 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California
  • 2011 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

Divorces in Music