On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague
  • 1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
  • 1988 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)
  • 1989 "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)
  • 1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1705 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1786)
  • 1770 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, born in Wremen, Wurster Nordseeküste, Germany (d. 1830)
  • 1824 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, Austrian composer, born in Baden, Austria (d. 1902)
  • 1837 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1756 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer, dies at 46
  • 1830 Stanislas Champein, composer, dies at 76
  • 1836 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer, dies at 66
  • 1918 Liza Lehmann, English composer, dies at 56
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Weddings in Music

  • 2009 "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington