On This Day in Music for August 20

Events in Music

  • 1944 "Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway
  • 1957 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • 1979 American singer Vikki Carr (39) weds businessman Michael Nilsson
  • 1995 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1992 British "Police" singer Sting (41) weds British actress Trudie Styler (38) at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England
  • 1999 DJ and music producer Fatboy Slim (36) marries TV presenter Zoë Ball (separated 2016)
  • 2013 Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 20

  • 1707 Nicolas Gigault, French Baroque organist and composer, dies at about 80
  • 1799 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, German composer, dies at 37
  • 1813 Jan Krtitel Vanhal, Czech organist, cellist, and composer, dies at 74
  • 1813 Johann Baptist Wanhal [Jan Křtitel Vaňhal], Czech organist, cellist, composer, and teacher, dies at 74
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