On This Day

May 25, 1878 in Music

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore" premieres in London, their first international success

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestBill Robinson

Bill Robinson "Bojangles", American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, The Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson