On This Day

February 17, 1972 in Music

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestBillie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California

  • Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)

Deaths in Music

  • Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67