On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1886 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in St. Petersburg's Kononov Hall, Russia
  • 1905 Claude Debussy's "La Mer" premieres
  • 1914 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
  • 1917 Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris
  • 1925 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1969 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins
  • 1973 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1761 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, born in Wilster, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • 1775 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, born in Uusikaupunki, Finland (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
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Deaths in Music

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Weddings in Music

  • 1963 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein
  • 2016 Former "Glee" actress Dianna Agron (30) weds Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (27) in Morocco