On This Day in Music for April 13

Events in Music

  • 1742 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin
  • 1840 William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance
  • 1896 John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston
  • 1957 Musical "Shinbone Alley", starring Eartha Kitt, opens at Broadway Theater NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • 1961 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • 1965 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win
  • 1965 The Beatles record their single "Help!"
  • 1970 5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win
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Musicians Born on Apr 13

  • 1713 Pierre J√©lyotte, French composer, born in Lasseube, France (d. 1797)
  • 1762 Charles Frederick Horn, English musician and composer, born in Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1830)
  • 1799 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1842)
  • 1799 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
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Weddings in Music

  • 2017 "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone (36) weds musician Jesse Giddings in a secret ceremony

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 13

  • 1728 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1742 Giovanni Veneziano, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1822 Gaetano Valeri, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1825 Joseph Gelinek, Czech composer, dies at 66
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