On This Day in Music for December 14

Events in Music

  • 1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1924 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • 1946 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • 1950 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • 1957 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1965 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1975 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1978 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
  • 1983 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1995 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • 1997 "View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles


Birthdays in Music

  • 1730 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1738 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
  • 1779 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
  • 1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
  • 1789 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
  • 1868 Richard Batka, composer
  • 1873 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • 1875 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • 1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • 1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
  • 1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
  • 1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
  • 1905 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
  • 1906 Helmut Bornefeld, composer
  • 1911 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1920 Clark Terry, US jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1927 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1932 Abbe Lane, singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
  • 1933 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in San Francisco)
  • 1942 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
  • 1946 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
  • 1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947 Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1952 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • 1953 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • 1954 Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
  • 1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
  • 1958 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
  • 1959 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • 1964 C[arl] J[eff] Snare, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Tim Skold, Swedish-American musician
  • 1970 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • 1970 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
  • 1972 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
  • 1973 Tia Texada, American actress and singer
  • 1975 Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer
  • 1978 Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • 1979 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model
  • 1980 Frankie J, American singer
  • 1980 Tata Young, Thai-American singer
  • 1982 Anthony Way, English singer and actor
  • 1985 Ren Yagami, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1988 Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress
  • 1988 Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper and actress (Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • 1991 Offset [Kiari Cephus], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • 1992 Tori Kelly, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Deaths in Music

  • 1732 Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer, dies at 80
  • 1788 Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1829 Luigi Marchesi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1849 Conradin Kreutzer, composer, dies at 69
  • 1861 Heinrich August Marschner, composer, dies at 66
  • 1886 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer, dies at 27
  • 1914 Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73
  • 1923 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72
  • 1938 Marie FM Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1938 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer and musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1945 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, dies at 67
  • 1948 R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, dies at 62
  • 1963 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • 1965 Hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
  • 1973 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
  • 1989 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1994 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Don Anthony, bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85
  • 1997 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), dies of kidney failure at 51
  • 2002 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • 2006 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • 2008 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80