On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1892 "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theatre, London
  • 1934 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)
  • 1941 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
  • 1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1958 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1970 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1542 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)
  • 1573 Gemignano Capilupi, composer
  • 1745 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
  • 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
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Deaths in Music

  • 1674 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • 1727 Francesco Gasparini, composer, dies at 58
  • 1750 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1788 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63
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Weddings in Music

  • 1997 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home
  • 1998 Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England