On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1892 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres
  • 1892 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • 1961 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
  • 1962 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1963 "The Pink Panther" film premieres directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven with theme by Henry Mancini
  • 1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1964 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • 1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
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Deaths in Music

  • 1732 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
  • 1835 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, dies at 75
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