On This Day in Music for April 28

Events in Music

  • 1865 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Recording

1940 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1960 "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music awardsMusic Awards

1969 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1984 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • 1988 "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1990 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • 1991 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1991 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • 1993 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1996 "Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 1997 "Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1715 Franz Sparry, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1767)
  • 1748 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer
  • 1750 Paul Ignaz Kurzinger, composer
  • 1757 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer
  • 1826 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer
  • 1848 Ludvig Schytte, composer
  • 1870 Hermann Suter, composer
  • 1873 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • 1892 Georges Antoine, composer
  • 1892 John Jacob Niles, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • 1920 Nan Merriman, US/Neth singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra)
  • 1923 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Wolfgang Steffen, composer
  • 1924 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Francis Burt, British composer, born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Marek Kopelent, composer
  • 1933 Karl Heinz Wahren, composer
  • 1933 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
  • 1936 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Fantastic Johnny C[orley], US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)
  • 1943 Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • 1946 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • 1947 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • 1953 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1955 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure), born in Bilingham, England
  • 1956 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow
  • 1957 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1960 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • 1964 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1966 Too Short, American rapper
  • 1968 Howard Donald, British musician
  • 1972 Joseph Bruce, American musician
  • 1978 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer
  • 1986 George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
  • 1995 Melanie Martinez, American singer-songwriter (Cry Baby), born in Queens, New York

Weddings in Music

  • 1990 Guns & Roses' Axl Rose marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

Deaths in Music

  • 1770 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • 1799 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1804 Hans Gram, composer, dies at 49
  • 1887 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, dies at 67
  • 1935 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • 1969 Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
  • 1980 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1982 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • 1988 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • 1992 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • 2005 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939)
  • 2012 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, dies at 90
  • 2013 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88
  • 2014 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61