On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1883 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris
  • 1895 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • 1932 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1936 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris
  • 1946 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1956 "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
  • 1956 "Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 performances
  • 1960 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances
More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1976 American singer and actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden
  • 2012 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Divorces in Music

  • 1994 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce