On This Day

On This Day in Music for August 28

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1922 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • 1939 Sammy Fain and Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech addressing a civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker

Music concertMusic Concert

1965 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1970 "I'll Be There" single by The Jackson 5 is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • 1973 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • 1973 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold

Music releaseAlbum Release

1973 "Let's Get It On" 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1973 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • 1982 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 1983 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2003 20th MTV Video Music Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Rapper Missy Elliott
Rapper
Missy Elliott

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2011 28th MTV Video Music Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detriot in a 24 carat coffin

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Birthdays in Music

  • 1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, German composer, born in Anspach (d. 1752) [or 26 August]
  • 1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1734)
  • 1754 Peter Winter, German composer, born in Mannhein, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1775 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1826 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1908)
  • 1831 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1885)
  • 1840 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)
  • 1872 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1925)
  • 1881 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, born in Rautavaara, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Daniel Zamudio, Columbian organist, composer and folklorist, born in Bogata (d. 1952)
  • 1890 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1894 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Glenn Osser, American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, born in Saint-Martin, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist, born in Benton, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1929 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1931 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Joe Osborn, American bass player (Bridge over Troubled Water), born in Mound, Louisana
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2019)
  • 1943 David Soul, American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 1948 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • 1949 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Wayne Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1951 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1961 Kim Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in Stoke Newington, London

Person of interestShania Twain

1965 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 1966 Jerry Fehily, Irish rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1969 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London
  • 1969 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer (Tear Down The Walls), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • 1974 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese video game composer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1978 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1982 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1983 Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • 1986 Florence Welch, English singer (Florence and the Machine), born in London, England
  • 1989 Cécile McLorin Salvant, American jazz vocalist (Cecile, WomanChild), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1989 Trixie Mattel [Brian Firkus], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and television personality (The Trixie & Katya Show), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1991 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1953 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • 1647 Johann Dilliger, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1676 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57
  • 1767 Johann Schobert, composer, dies
  • 1885 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66
  • 1903 August Labitzky, Bohemian composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
  • 1914 Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59
  • 1958 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68
  • 1960 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
  • 1982 Nini de Boël, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
  • 1988 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • 1990 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • 1994 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
  • 2007 Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
  • 2009 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • 2013 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2014 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • 2016 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66