On This Day

Year 1945 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • Jun 5 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

Musicians Married in 1945

  • Jun 15 American singer and actress Judy Garland (23) weds American director Vincente Minnelli (42); divorce in 1951
  • Oct 17 American actress Ava Gardner (22) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood; divorce in 1946