On This Day

October 18, 1961 in Music

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Music

  • "West Side Story", directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

Birthdays in Music

  • Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana