On This Day

April 20, 2001 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Deaths in Music

  • Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), dies while conducting Verdi's "Aida" of a heart attack at 54
  • Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), dies at 80
2001 in Music