On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1903 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1935 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released
  • 1956 "Love Me Tender" (The Reno Brothers) film with Elvis Presley in his debut premieres in the US
  • 1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
  • 1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Florida
  • 1975 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" single released by Ed Bruce
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1604 Davis Mell, English composer, born in Wilton (d. 1662)
  • 1640 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, German composer, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1700)
  • 1696 Gerhardus Havingha, Dutch organist and composer, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1753)
  • 1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1770)
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Deaths in Music

  • 1787 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73
  • 1788 Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77
  • 1815 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 Vincenc Mašek, Bohemian composer, dies at 76
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