On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1865 Franz Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" premieres
  • 1949 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • 1953 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad
  • 1957 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship
  • 1960 "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 performances
  • 1960 "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances
  • 1962 Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)
  • 1983 "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
  • 1749 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)
  • 1770 Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer
  • 1838 Berthold Tours, composer
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Deaths in Music

  • 1562 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
  • 1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
  • 1811 John Antes, American composer and missionary , dies at 71
  • 1811 Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54
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Weddings in Music

  • 1969 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
  • 1994 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France
  • 1994 Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada
  • 2005 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • 2005 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales