On This Day

On This Day in Music for April 14

Events in Music

  • 1883 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres with the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris
  • 1895 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • 1932 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1936 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris
  • 1946 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1956 Cole Porter's final Broadway musical "Silk Stockings", loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel's "Ninotchka", closes at the Imperial Theatre, NYC, after 478 performances
  • 1956 "Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 performances
  • 1960 American record company Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr., is incorporated as Motown Record Corporation
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Weddings in Music

  • 1976 American singer and actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden; divorce in 1982
  • 2012 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Divorces in Music

  • 1994 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

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