On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1527 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
  • 1792 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
  • 1912 Rudolf Friml and Otto Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in New York City
  • 1965 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
  • 1968 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • 1969 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres
  • 1981 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
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Birthdays in Music

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Deaths in Music

  • 1772 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer, dies at 41
  • 1788 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • 1812 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1836 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67
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Weddings in Music

  • 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

Divorces in Music

  • 2014 Actor and comedian Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage