On This Day in Music for April 5

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1803 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

  • 1874 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna
  • 1946 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony

Music releaseMusic Recording

1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1961 Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1965 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • 1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1984 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1993 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1994 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win


Birthdays in Music

  • 1595 John Wilson, English composer, born in Faversham, Kent (d. 1674)
  • 1598 Laurentius Erhard, composer
  • 1698 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer
  • 1727 Pasquale Ankossi, composer
  • 1752 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • 1784 Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, German violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
  • 1799 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer
  • 1828 Pietro Plantania, composer
  • 1839 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
  • 1853 Alfonso Randano, composer
  • 1854 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer
  • 1859 Wilhelm Harteveld, composer
  • 1862 Louis Ganne, French composer, born in Buxières-les-Mines (d. 1923)
  • 1869 Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)
  • 1876 Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer
  • 1885 Dimitrie Cuclin, composer
  • 1886 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
  • 1903 Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
  • 1905 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • 1908 George Schick, conductor (Chicago Symphony), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1908 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Salzburg (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Richard Yardumian, American composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Oldrich Flosman, composer
  • 1928 David Farquhar Andress, composer
  • 1928 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • 1929 Joe Meek, English record producer
  • 1932 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
  • 1934 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
  • 1935 Peter Grant, rock band manager
  • 1936 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • 1939 David Winters, American actor, dancer, choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939 Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
  • 1939 Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • 1940 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • 1942 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
  • 1944 Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1944 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950 Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA), born in Jönköping, Sweden

  • 1950 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1950 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
  • 1954 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Bartsow, California
  • 1964 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • 1968 Paula Cole, American musician
  • 1970 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973 Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • 1974 Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)
  • 1980 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1955 Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa


Deaths in Music

  • 1617 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
  • 1732 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1871 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
  • 1878 Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87
  • 1896 John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66
  • 1908 Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55
  • 1921 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • 1934 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
  • 1935 Emil Mlynarski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1944 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • 1945 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41
  • 1946 Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • 1954 Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • 1963 Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78
  • 1970 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1981 Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1983 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • 1992 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • 1994 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994 Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • 1998 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
  • 2002 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), dies at 34
  • 2006 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2016 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71