On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1944 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel
  • 1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1955 "Folsom Prison Blues" single released by Johnny Cash (Billboard Song of the Year 1968)
  • 1962 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 weeks
  • 1965 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • 1966 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • 1987 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
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Birthdays in Music

  • 1534 Lucas Osiander, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1604)
  • 1567 Christoph Demantius, German composer, born in Reichenberg (d. 1643)
  • 1574 Samuel Besler, German-Polish composer, born in Brzeg (d. 1625)
  • 1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, born in Paris (d. 1726)
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

  • 2008 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage