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

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 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 SF)
  • 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
  • 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/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/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
  • 1945 Constantino Gaito, composer, dies at 67
  • 1948 R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, dies at 62
  • 1963 Dinah Washington, singer, 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1993 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1994 Mary Ann McCall, singer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Don Anthony, bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85
  • 1997 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • 2008 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80