On This Day

December 1, 1951 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Deaths in Music

  • Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59