On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1735 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1902 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 1965 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1968 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
  • 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
  • 1975 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
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Deaths in Music

  • 1745 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
  • 1790 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
  • 1799 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1829 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
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