February 3, 1959 in Music

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

Birthdays in Music

  • Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
  • Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

Deaths in Music

  • Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Richie Valens, American rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17